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Incubator unplugged!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by westcoast, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. westcoast

    westcoast Hatching

    May 1, 2011
    Sometime between 12:30am and 7:00am the incubator was unplugged and mysteriously a cell phone charger was plugged in its place. Arghhh! 12 Black Copper Marans eggs on day 12. Temp down to about 75 deg. F. Anyone know what I should do? What are the odds that these chicks will make it?

  2. clairabean

    clairabean Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Plug it back in and DO NOT OPEN the lid until temp is back up. It takes quite awhile for the egg temp to significantly decrease.
  3. jbourget

    jbourget Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    you should be fine
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Songster

    Aug 14, 2011
    South Texas
    My incubator died on a cold night and the temp radically dropped for at least a good 12 hours! The eggs still hatched!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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