Power lines fell on our road last night, and we had no electricity for 6 hours. I wrapped my Brinsea in a towel and blanket, hoping it would keep the heat in until the power came back, and I resisted the urge to unwrap it and look at the thermometer... for 2 hours.... Then I couldn't take it anymore- not knowing if it was staying warm or not. I should have checked sooner because it was 86 degrees, and the 6 peafowl eggs were at day 19. So I put the 2 eggs on my belly, and had room for 1 more, so I put a questionable one against my skin, under a shirt and sweatshirt, tucked the bottoms into my sleeping pants and laid in bed worrying about them. Then I asked my husband to get another blanket for us (the "us" not including him) because I thought, "Isn't 98.6 too cold, too?" I wondered if my collie was warmer than me and if I should put the eggs under her. So I finally fell asleep feeling ill in my stomach from worry, with a headache too, and woke up sweating. So was that too hot then? I took some covers off and woke up cold, and saw the power had been back on for 3 hours! So maybe I should have left them in the Brinsea. They're in there now, with the 3 I left abandoned. Do you thinkl the drop in temperature to 86 degrees harmed or killed them? I don't have a candler, just an LED flashlight, so I can't tell much. I just incubated 2 other batches of eggs, from different ebay sellers, that were a total loss. After 31 days for each set, I opened them up to find that they had never started developing at all. It looked as if you took an egg and shook it in a jar- all 5 of them. So I thought this 3rd batch was the same because all I ever saw were 2 clear eggs, one opaque, and 2 that looked gross with something jellyish sticking to the sides and liquid sloshing all around the air sac, and one that looked halfway like those 2 but maybe not so bad. I asked a BYCer about those sloshing eggs but he didn't reply so I guessed it meant they were bad and I was wasting his time. So I joined BYC (after many years of reading it) and put out a want ad for silver pheasant eggs, as I do well with pheasants. Then I thought it couldn't harm the peafowl eggs to candle them again, and that's when I saw veins in 2 of them on Wednesday! And now this happens Thursday night. I'll incubate all of them, but is there any chance the 2 will make it? I'm about ready to drive an hour over to the auction and buy some peachicks with diseases... which is what I didn't want to do, and that's why I bought 11 eggs. For $120. I could have bought a lot of sick peachicks for $120. Does anyone think my eggs are going to be ok? To have 2 non-hatches go by so slowly and take most of the summer, to finally see those veins, then think it's all ruined and not know for another 10 days.... One day I'll look back on this post and wonder what all my fuss was about and why I bothered all of you kind BYC people. Sorry for the long post but I edited it and couldn't express myself in any fewer words.