I'm giving up for now, hatches are just not meant to be

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I was so excited over my three incubators all having eggs in them, now thanks to Mother Nature I'll probably lose them all.
    We are finally getting rain, yahoo, we needed it, but something caused me to lose power in parts of my home, my office was part of it. By the time I discovered it all three bators were between 70 and 77 degrees and I don't know how long there were they were that low. I moved them to my bedroom because part of it has power, but I imagine all my Button and Giant Cortunix are gone, my last eggs from Whitey the duck I lost, Charlotte's eggs, my own quail eggs and my hens eggs are lost.
    I'm not going through this again.
    I can't even get an electrician out until sometime during the week because the rain has caused issues all over Chaparral.
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Im sorry. But dont give up on them yet! You never now!!

    I hope you get some chicks out of this.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you, I plugged them back in we'll see I guess.
     
  4. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may delay the hatch a day or two but don't give up on them just yet.
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    OUr electricity went out for over 5 hours and it was down to 70 degrees in there. I still got a 50% hatch rate! Don't give up!
    ETA: My hatch was delayed one day.
     
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  6. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
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    ya that happened to parsonswife she lost power too.. and then turned around and melted the bator.. and it still hatched..

    you might just get some

    keep us posted..
     
  7. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a chance!!!! We had power out for several hours and they were still ok. The power of buttons is amazing!! Jenn
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you all,, I appreciate you guys.
     
  9. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree- don't give up!! [​IMG] They are tougher than we think. [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, Kate, I agree, keep on going. I bet some of them hatch, at least.
     

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