Incubator Switched off!

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

  1. Parsnip

    Parsnip In the Brooder

    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! Songster

    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 Songster

    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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