how long is too long?

Mrs. K

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When I got home today, she was on the wrong nest! 1 week to go??? She has always sat as tight as a tick. But there were a lot of strangers around, and a strange dog.

The outer shells were cool, but there still was a warmth from inside the shell. I put her back in and she settled right down on them. Are they gonners?

MrsK
 
Sorry that happened. I don't have any experience here, but I did read that its not the ambient temp thats so important, its the internal temp. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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Good luck! Hope someone that has had this happen before comes along to help you out.
 
It was a little while longer than her going for food and water, I mean they were beginning to cool.

but after reading these articles, I am glad I just put her back where she belongs, and will cross my fingers. It is not a real big deal, I had ordered chicks at the feed store too, some breeds that I wanted to add to my flock. The eggs were just EE, of my own.

Thanks for your responses and additional threads

Mrs.K
 
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Last winter on our coldest night we lost power. The power had already been off for a couple of hours when I discovered the power was off, my incubator temp was 78 degrees. Luckily I had a battery pack and an inverter. I plugged the incubator into it and got the temp back up. After a couple of more hrs the power came back on. I still had a good hatch.
 
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