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HELP! MY INCUBATOR CAME UNPLUGGED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Farmerchick76, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Farmerchick76

    Farmerchick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time hatching I have a Chinese brandless incubator but it's been keeping a constant perfect temp until it was accidentally unplugged today about 10 AM. It was unplugged about an hour where the temperature has dropped to 91 degrees and now I can't get the temp back up to 99.5 like I had them for the last 11 days. What should I do? Will they be ok until I can place them in a new incubator tomorrow? I'm stressing! These are Black Copper Marans by the way.
     
  2. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to warm up the room a little to help it get back up to temp. Your eggs will likely be fine with the cool down, 91 is still pretty warm.
     
  3. Farmerchick76

    Farmerchick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you I will try that. I have been so proud of my first set of eggs I just candled them yesterday to find about 65% viable now this happens. I'm devastated!
     
  4. Farmerchick76

    Farmerchick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Darkbluespace for the help, I placed a blanket around the incubator which brought it back up to 99.5 I can relax now.
     
  5. gotro17

    gotro17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were these your black copper Marans? How'd they hatch out?
     
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  6. Farmerchick76

    Farmerchick76 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 11 out of 16 hatch on days 20-22 then I waited until today to candle the last 6 to find fully formed chicks dead. I'm so grateful for the 11 but I'm wondering if it's because the incubator was unplugged being the reason the others died before hatching.
     

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