Electricity went out!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gutter, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. gutter

    gutter New Egg

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    Hi, I am 2 days into lock down on 15 Bar Rock eggs. The electricity went out for 19 hours is there any chance my eggs will hatch? Thank you!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    What did the temp get down to? At this point all you can do is keep going. Don't give up yet, you may get lucky. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll be fine. I have had outages of 24 hours threw all points of incubation and never once lost an egg due to it. Temps down to 70 in the bator too.

    At this age, they are generating a lot of body heat too, plus the shell helps insulate them too, the air might have gotten chilly, but the internal temp was way higher....they should be just fine
     
  4. gutter

    gutter New Egg

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    Thank you for the information and reassurance. I will let you know what happens. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOU IMPUT!!!!
     
  5. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    funny, mine went out for 14 hours last night after I posted this
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Best wishes! I hope you have a successful hatch!

    I lost power for over 5 hours a couple nights ago ...... darn this weather!
     
  7. gutter

    gutter New Egg

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    Hi, I had 5 out of the 15 hatch. 5 died before they were fully developed and 5 just didn't hatch fully developed. I will keep trying. Thanks for all your help.
     

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