HELP!! Day 9 temp fell to 70F

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebertschic, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. ebertschic

    ebertschic Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so bad idea...my incubator is plugged into the outlet that is connected to my light switch. I fell asleep at at 10pm last night with a lamp on and asked my daughter to "turn the light off". She turned off the bator switch and this morning at 7am the bator was 70 degrees.

    This is my very first time incubating. I did a search on BYC for a day 9 temp drop and couldn't find anything.

    What are their chances?

    Also, How can you see through olive eggs and dark brown when candling?

    Thanks in adance,

    ~J~
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    they will be fine. just add a day to the expected hatch day and put a piece of tape over your switch, ive done that too. haha as for the dark eggs, they are alot harder to see and its early yet at day 9. i go into a dark closet with my trusty flashlight too look. i have a paper towel roll taped to the end of it so it concentrates the light better.
     
  3. birdymama

    birdymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine. They might take longer to hatch but that is all.
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    hi birdymama, just wondered if u candled ur eggs again after the frost.
     
  5. ebertschic

    ebertschic Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, but I can't see anything in the olive eggs. I tried going in the closet and used the flashlight and a paper towel roll as suggested, but can't see a thing. I set 12 eggs. The light brown ones I see movement but can't see a thing in the green and dark brown ones. It's now day 14 and the ones I can see look like lima beans in there. Is that normal?
     
  6. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's normal. If the others are moving, then the olive and dark brown eggs should be fine, too.

    I recently had a power outage that we couldn't do anything about. I had a full incubator with 28 eggs, and it was chilly that morning. I tried to keep the incubator shut, and put things on and around it to help maintain the temperature, but it also dropped to about 70 degrees. The power was out for a good 9 hours, but the eggs are hatching as we speak. So far, 6 chicks have hatched and chirping away!
     
  7. ebertschic

    ebertschic Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, that's so exciting!! Were they late hatching or on time ?
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    darker eggs are hard to see, glad their ok. funny my power went out this morn. but only for a min. mine are hatching also and that was the longest min. in a while.haha i know it adds time to the hatch just depends how long
     
  9. davemonkey

    davemonkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OP, I had a hen abandon at Day 16 and the eggs went all day "cool". It's now Day 20 and one has already pipped. I think you should prepare for an on-time hatch, but expect a day late or so...maybe even a couple days.
     
  10. ebertschic

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    Ok, so it's day 15 now and the eggs that I can see in still look like little lima beans are in them. The lima beans are pulsating and moving about, but aren't they supposed to be bigger by now?
     

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