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heat off all night are they dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlueBirdChick, May 13, 2011.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    K this morning I realized that somehow or someone accidently pulled the cord to my incubator out
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    All night no heat whatsoever ????? Didnt have the heart to candle them either cause they are pretty much all done cooking and waiting to go on lock down and when I discovered this morning that they were ice cold my heart sank to the pit of my stomach. I mean I've got at least 20 eggs in the incubator ready to go on lockdown within a few days [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Not sure what to do at all.. Any suggestions?? Thank you so much
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    This happened to someone a while back and quite a few hatched. I would give them a chance. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    sorry for your loss, I don't think they will hatch if they got cold:'( But maybe you will get lucky with some if they got warmed back up in time. Good luck, let us know!
     
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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Most likely they will be fine, perhaps a day or so late. Go ahead and do the lockdown, best wishes!

    I've had winter power outages, the eggs survived just fine. I think the worst was overnight and then some, very cold eggs and still a decent hatch.
     
  5. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    Quote:thanks everyone [​IMG] Im gonna still put them on lockdown and see if i get any hatches . Hope so [​IMG]
     
  6. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    warm 'em back up, then candle them and look for movement [​IMG] personally, i'd keep them in the bator anyway, see what happens.
     
  7. BlueBirdChick

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    lol oh yeah that thing is heated up just right [​IMG] and the eggs are nice and toasty ive got a lot of my amercauna eggs in there so I was like
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    aggggggggggggggggggg lol
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    lol hhahahaa
     
  8. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband did that to our hatch last year. Non hatched for us. I hope you have better luck. The hardest part was my son having to check every single egg. He was really ticked at his father
     
  9. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

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    Warm 'em up, they should be fine. [​IMG]

    I had my 'bator turned off for ~16 hours and the temp was under 60f when I noticed, all the babies due the next week hatched fine. [​IMG]
     
  10. BlueBirdChick

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    [​IMG] i candled them and they look good i see babies moving
     

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