HELP !low temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by macnugget, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

    Today we found the incubator door had been off since the last time the eggs were turner so at least 12hrs the temp was in the mid 70's. Do you think the chicks have a chance or is it a dead deal.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    [​IMG] I'm sure someone who knows more than me will get on here and tell you more than I can. But I can tell you I had a power outage for 12 hours with temps below that and I was told it just slowed them down and they came 2 days late. How long have they been in? Hope this helps. Keep the faith. [​IMG]
  3. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

    day 14 today
  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    I too had a power outage for over 12 hours, so there was really no heat except warm air in the house. They came two days late, but they came [​IMG]
  5. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    If the temp was that low for 12 hours, I wouldn't count on anything hatching. Sorry. [​IMG]
  7. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

    well at least the bator was on and i have a side door so some of the heat stayed in, well we will see next week
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Don't give up hope...I'd keep the hatch going....
  9. macnugget

    macnugget Songster

    Well I got to say that we are very Happy We hatched 5 chicks so far today 3 more that haven't piped yet but we got our fingers crossed for tomorrow when class starts again. I will be updating our class website sometime this evening. I got some video footage of our 1st chick making the entrance into our world and exiting the confines of the egg.[​IMG][​IMG]
    Thanks Nick
  10. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    thats great. It makes me feel better I cant keep my bator at a steady temp to save my life...Good luck with your babies.

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