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Incubator light went out last night.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swtbtrcup, May 15, 2011.

  1. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of the round plastic Top Hatch incubators. Last night while I was asleep the light bulb burned out. When I noticed it this morning the temp inside the incubator was 81. I have replaced the bulb and it has warmed back up. Does this mean I have probably lost all my eggs? Most were on day 5 of incubation.

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  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Young embryo's can go in a dormant stage kinda like hibernation when incubation is interupted. Incubate them another week, candle them and see if they made it.
     
  3. Chriswardens52

    Chriswardens52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be ok. I had a cooler-bator that the light burned out in . It was out for maybe like 9.5 hours. The temp was 73. All 6 eggs hatched and are heathly. [​IMG]
     
  4. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help!! I really appreciate it.
     

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