how long can incubated eggs last without heat??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenshiha, May 6, 2017.

  1. chickenshiha

    chickenshiha Songster

    Apr 19, 2014
    So tomorrow my town is gonna try to fix the electricity even tho theres nothing wrong with it and fixed it bunch of time in on month ( stupid town) and are gonna turn out the electricity from 8am to 4pm and i have 6 day old incubated eggs in the incubator. How long can eggs stay without heat?? And i heard if the were cold and heated again they would hatch a few days later than expected

  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    They might be able to go that long without heat and be fine. If they were ok they would most likely hatch a little late. Try one of the following ideas to give them a better chance of not being affected.

    You could put your eggs safely into a cooler and add one of those "hand-warmer" packets, a hot water bottle, or one of those rice/corn bags for muscle aches. Just make sure the eggs aren't directly on it - I'd use a towel. Kind of monitor the temp to make sure it's not getting too hot.

    Or wrap a blanket around the incubator to hold in as much heat as you can and add a hot water bottle or similar item to add some heat. Just make sure you have a little ventilation going.

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