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Electricity down for 18+ hours THEY'RE HATCHING!!!!! (UPDATE)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adkins90, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    Hello All,
    I have eggs in the bator, a batch at day 13, and a batch at day 5. The electricity was out for 18 hours +, and the temp was down to 55 degrees in the bator for probably 12+ hours. What can I expect?

    Not sure what to think,[​IMG]
    Michelle
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    OH dear from what I have read on BYC it doesnt sound good...I have not used a bator myself so I dont know for sure
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

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    I think they'll be okay. A long, long time ago, I accidentally unplugged an incubator in the school I was teaching in and didn't discover it until the next day! The chicks hatched late but they hatched! You can always candle them but I'd wait a day or so.
     
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    I have had a hen leave her eggs for a full day before I found out, I put em under another hen and they all hatched a day late.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I know a 6 hour outage at 40 degrees had no losses. You should be fine.
     
  6. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    They're hatching...right now I have 2 bantam black orps and 2 bantam buff brahmas......


    I'm so excited...[​IMG]

    Michelle
     
  7. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
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    Congrats!!! [​IMG]
    Could we be related? We have the same last name!
     
  8. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    I have no idea...where are you from?

    Michelle
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:That's just great! I'm so happy that they are hatching for you!
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Congrats Michelle!! As the saying goes, never give up!!
     

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