It has begun

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tumbling K, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    :eek: They should be ok, look at it just like mother hen getting off the nest each day. I have a cool down option on my incubator that turns the heat off for an hour each day to replicate the hen leaving the nest to eat, drink etc.
     
  2. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    hoping.

    I did candle Friday. things were looking good for most. marked air cells, when I could see them. I had one or two looked like they may have blood rings, but difficult to tell for sure, because the eggs were the dark brown ones.


    eta: morning YORK!!!!
     
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  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    In Nov. I had 2 power outages 7/8 hrs each and one 4hr. period, hubby turned off power to fix hot water heater. I still got 16/17.
     
  4. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    this was your first hatch?

    lol.....that's kid of my concern, first hatch, inexpensive incubator, that obviously doesn't hold temp well with out the heat going.
     
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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I think they will be fine Bert, it takes more time for the egg to cool even though the incubator has.
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a great result :thumbsup
     
  7. lindalouly

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    That is fine... It takes awhile for eggs to cool. Remember hens leave the nest to poop and eat. Don't stress
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    I also had a power outage my first hatch. Almost 48 hours! But I got a generator hooked up to the incubator after about 18 hours. Was sub-zero outside, temp in the bator got down to 65. Delayed the hatch a day or so, but still had 4 ducks and 1 turkey hatch! I now have a generator that I can drive on to my porch, run an extension cord out, and plug in! [​IMG]

    If you do a search, there are some suggestions somewhere about things you can do if your power goes out for extended periods of time.
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

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    WV!!!! :frow
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Yorkshire! [​IMG] How are your beautiful polish babies? (I sold mine [​IMG])
     

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