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Incubator "malfunction" - did I lost my eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aja19919, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. aja19919

    aja19919 Out Of The Brooder

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    My apologies if this answer is somewhere in the forum, I just don't have time to search. After losing 24 eggs to a power outage I started again with duck eggs on 2.14. I added turkey eggs on 2.26.12. This morning, stupid me accidently unplugged the incubator and when I got home (8 hours later) my temp had dropped to 55. I've since plugged it back in and the temp is back to 95.

    Have I lost the whole lot?

    Thank you
    Amy
    Seattle WA
     
  2. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anxiously waiting for an update. [​IMG]
     
  4. CDel

    CDel Out Of The Brooder

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    While I can't imagine it being great for eggs, I can only imagine that it was a slow decline from 100 to 55 and just because the incubator was 55 degrees inside doesn't necessarily mean that the eggs ever got that cold internally. I wouldn't give up yet and candle for progress here in the next few days.
     
  5. aja19919

    aja19919 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies. I don't have the best candling skills, but will let you know if anything hatches.
     
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would continue and candle before lock down.
     
  7. aja19919

    aja19919 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wanted to thank everyone that contributed to my post, I know it must be tiring to answer the same types of questions all the time. None of my eggs have hatched. Some did develop but just died in the shell I guess. I am very disappointed that I lost several Muscovey, a doz Marans, a doz blue silkie, 2 Australian spotted, 6 Royal Palm turkey and probably the 11 call duck eggs I was incubating for a friend. There was a bit of $ in that incubator along w/ plans of building up my egg production and other poulty avenues.

    I have hatched chicks in it before so didn't think I wouldn't be able to again, however, the top was stepped on by a large dog and all I thought was that he broke the styrofoam and no big deal. It wasn't until I started to check the temps from other locations (this entire time I only checked one spot) that I realized that half the incubator was probably a good 12 degrees lower than the other half.

    Time to start saving my pennies and get a better incubator

    :)

    Amy
     
  8. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for such a big loss. I had a dog destroy one of my incubators. I had it outside soaking with some water in it and my lab/pyranes mix desided she wanted to go for a soak too and put her feet in it and was pawing at it and broke a bunch of the styrofome off the side.
     
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    so sorry
     

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