Is There Still Hope???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by actjac55, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. actjac55

    actjac55 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went into "lock down" last night around 9pm. I removed the turner, added some water, and got the humidity up. To my dismay at 6am this morning I found that my incubator had lost power. I had it plugged up in a bathroom to one of the plugs that can trip. Well it tripped. Temperature was at 80 and humidity was still at 70. Anybody had this problem and still had a successful hatch?
     
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are probably still okay. You might have a late hatch, though. Don't get too concerned if they don't hatch on time. I've had power outages before and my hatch went just fine. :)
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    This is not good or something you should plan on doing, but don't come anywhere close to a panic. I doubt if you are in serious trouble. You were measuring air temperature. The temperature inside that egg was a lot warmer. They are dense so it takes a lot longer for them to lose heat. There is something alive in there, generating its own heat. Those eggs are a lot tougher than many people realize.

    Keep going as normal. It depends on when that tripped and you lost power and how much the eggs inside actually cooled off, but you will probably be OK. I sure would not give up.
     
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an incubator die on a really cold night and did not realize until the next day. The temp was down to 80* and the eggs were in lockdown! I still ended up with half of the eggs hatching [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. actjac55

    actjac55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replys. I had the temp. back up in less than an hour from the time I found it. So I will just hope for the best.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree that you'll be okay. Big temperature issues like that can be fatal during the first 15 days; however, the last 3, not nearly as much so. I'm sure you'll be just fine!
     
  7. Chickety Charcoal

    Chickety Charcoal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had a similar thing happen with my hatch. The incubator was unplugged for at least 12 hours and the air temp read 64F when plugged back in. It delayed the hatch for a day but everything turned out as usual.
     
  8. actjac55

    actjac55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Everything turned out great. So far 7 of 9 have hatched. The last 2 have pipped and should be out by morning if all goes well. The eggs actually hatched earlier than I expected.
     
  9. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My power was out for 5 days in the middle of an incubation. My babies ere like 6 days late but still hatched great! Have faith!
     

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