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icubating eggs - power failure problem

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bellamia, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. bellamia

    bellamia New Egg

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    Hi, I just joined backyard chickens , hoping to find someone who has knowledge on incubating eggs. I have 6 sizzle eggs that I started incubating last week. The only trouble is, we had a stormy night and the power was off overnight for 9 hours.
    Do you think my eggs will still be alright to hatch. I am so disappointed that this happened when I,m trying to hatch some chicks ????
     
  2. KivasShepherd

    KivasShepherd New Egg

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    There are several variables that you are dealing with here, if the incubator lost power and then returned to normal heat/temp after the 9 hour interval chances are the eggs will still be good but may take a day or two longer to hatch, candle them again in another week and see which ones have progressed and which have not. Incubateing eggs can take alot of punishment and still survive so dont give up on them too soon! Good Luck!
     
  3. bellamia

    bellamia New Egg

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    Thanks Kivis, I hope your right and their still ok !! Keeping my fingers crossed
     
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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with Kivas. If the eggs were viable to start with, they will hatch - perhaps delayed by a day or so. [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your hatch.
     
  10. bellamia

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    Thanks everyone , for your welcome messages !!!
     

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