Incubator unplugged for 24 hrs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcmstalcup, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. tcmstalcup

    tcmstalcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ughhh!!! I found the incubator unplugged today. I think it has been accidently unplugged for about 24 hours. I know when I checked it last and when a mistake could have been made by DS. Eggs were cold. What do ya think?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Depending on how cold they got and what age they are, some of them could still be viable. The younger they are the better chance they have of surviving apparently. I would just let them go as normal and candle them whenever you usually would, they will probably hatch a little later. I've had the occasional incubator shut off for 12+ hours for one reason or another, and as long as the eggs didn't get really cold (under 60), still had reasonable hatches. http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/poweroff.html
     
  3. wewcz5

    wewcz5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read an article recently by John Metzer from Metzer Farms. He had a large order of balut (almost fully formed ducklings for eating) sitting out for a customer. It was apparent the customer wasn't coming. They put the eggs back in the incubator after 72 hrs of being at room temperature and their hatch rate was 75%. At least your eggs were too cool and not too hot! I think they have a good chance of hatching. :)
     

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