Incubator heat loss

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vicmower, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. vicmower

    vicmower Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    My incubator lost electricity last night without my knowledge. I have gotten the temp back up. Is there a chance the eggs are still viable?
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Central Florida
    what day are you on and low did the temp go and approximately how long? Yes the is a good possibility they are still viable.


  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    It should be ok a hen gets up off the nest and the eggs are fine.
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We lost power due to an ice storm last month. I had a battery back-up for my incubator which also failed [​IMG] Any hoo my eggs got down to about 75 degrees on day 18 before the pwer came back on about 4 hours later. I figured they were all lost, but 3 days later I got 6 chicks out of the 12 eggs. I think it probably depends on what day you are on, and I have a feeling that it probably hurts more the earlier you are in the incubation process.
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Do you know how long the power was out and what the temp was at it's lowest point ??

    Last year during incubating I had a power outage that lasted several days. I wrapped the bator in blankets and positioned it beside the woodstove as close as was safe. My temps were still very low but I did have a few that managed to survive and hatch successfully the following week.

    Good luck !!

    Julie [​IMG]
  6. vicmower

    vicmower Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    I am guessing the temp got down to about 70 degrees for roughly 9 hours. Thanks

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