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Incubator disaster! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GrizzlyAdam, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. GrizzlyAdam

    GrizzlyAdam Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 19 of waiting on my Silver-laced Wyandottes to hatch a when I checked on them this morning, the temp said 77 and my heating element went out. I'm not sure how long it was like that but I ran to the store and got it fixed. I'm just curious if the chicks won't hatch now? Or will they be alright? I've never hatched eggs before. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Chickenjocky

    Chickenjocky Out Of The Brooder

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    Since there is no way of knowing how long it was cold, I would continue as usual and see if they hatch. Were the eggs cool to the touch when you found the problem?
     
  3. GrizzlyAdam

    GrizzlyAdam Out Of The Brooder

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    They weren't cool but kind of lukewarm.
     
  4. Chickenjocky

    Chickenjocky Out Of The Brooder

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    They may be just fine. Let them hatch if they will.
     
  5. GrizzlyAdam

    GrizzlyAdam Out Of The Brooder

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    It was sometime between 9 and 3 also.
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    they will be delayed, possibly but still hatch- you can have power out up to 12 or more and be okay.
     

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