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Incubator disaster

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lalegid, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My incubator was fine when I turned the eggs before bed last night, but this morning it was cold! All the eggs (chicken and quail) were cold. I've put them into the spare incubator but what are the chances that any will survive?
    6 Barred Rock are on day 17
    8 mixed breeds on day 10
    12 quail on day 5

    It's my first time incubating eggs... I'm a little upset.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you have to have a temperature problem, too cold is better than too hot. Excessive heat generally kills developing eggs - your eggs should still be fine - the hatch date may be slightly extended.
     
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you, I guess I will have to wait and see.
     
  4. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. I think they'll probably be fine as well. I had a broody who got driven from her nest by the "mean girls", and by the time I discovered it her eggs were stone cold. I thought for sure they were dead, but put her in a separate enclosure and put them back under her. Every one lived to hatch! So don't give up on them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Thank you :D
     
  6. McChickenNugget

    McChickenNugget Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep us updated! I hope they make it :)
     
  7. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still treating today as day 18, so eggs are now on lockdown. I've had to switch to the small incubator (as the bigger one is the one that broke - brand new too!), but thankfully my 2 cluckies are coping well with the addition of extra eggs. :) fingers crossed! I'm really excited about some barred rock babies!
     
  8. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It'll be soon now! [​IMG]
     

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