Incubator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chkchk56, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. chkchk56

    chkchk56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi group, I am new to raising chickens.. today was the 21st day with chicks in my incubator, the power went out for about 40 minutes, temp went down to 80 degrees and humidity went down to 50... did I lose them all now? :eek:(
     
  2. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

    did you open the bator while the power was out?
     
  3. silkielover1731

    silkielover1731 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be OK as long as you kept the door closed. It will probably delay your hatch a little but I think your be alright. GOOD LUCK and keep us informed.
     
  5. chkchk56

    chkchk56 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did.. the temp was dropping and I wanted to take out the 2 chicks that hatched yesterday to put near the woodstove in a towel .. I panicked thinking they would die
     
  6. chkchk56

    chkchk56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the welcome! I know I will learn so much here!
     
  7. chkchk56

    chkchk56 Out Of The Brooder

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    Derserthotwings, I did open it.. I feel now I shouldnt have , now I feel bad :eek:(
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If it was a quick in and out, they might be just fine. Even if it wasn't, I'd give it plenty of time (at least another day or so). The internal temps of the eggs may not have dropped that far down.
     
  9. chkchk56

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    Bobbi-J ,. thanx so much, I feel a bit better, so I will give the eggs extra time and see what happens, then post again!
     
  10. jruhle

    jruhle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friends incubator was unplugged ALL NIGHT and they turned it back back on and the chicks ended up hatching just fine! My incubators had its ups and downs but I'm sure I'll get a few eggs to hatch! I can't seem to get a light bright enough to candle them and see whats going on. Good luck with your babies!
     

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