Incubator Switched off!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Parsnip, May 16, 2009.

  1. Parsnip

    Parsnip Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 8, 2009
    Can anyone help me. My wife switched off my incubator by mistake and it has been off for about 3 hours. Most of the eggs in there are due to hatch in 4 days with 5 which have only been in for 7 days. I normally remove the eggs into my hatcher as soon as they start to hatch.
    Will the embryos be dead or will they die? They felt cold to the touch when I noticed the bator was off.
     
  2. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Hopefully you should be fine. We had a 3 day power outage. Temps went down to 85 (over 15 hours) then about 16 hours later to 90.
    I lost the ones due in 2 days (12) but the ones that were due in 5 days I now have 8 out of 30. I have 4 others I am still hoping for.
    A lot better then nothing!
     
  3. LoveMyBirds

    LoveMyBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aug 10, 2008
    Quote:Like the other poster.. Our power was off for 1 day 3 1/2 hrs here.. That was one week before one of my Incs. was due. [​IMG]

    I so far have gotten 11 turkey and 5 chicks.. [​IMG] 19 eggs so far haven't hatched.. [​IMG]

    Tomorrow is going to be the deadline on those.. [​IMG]


    Good luck..
     

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