It's a miracle!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pips&peeps, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    On Friday we had a thunderstorm system run through our area and the lights started flickering. So my husband went outside and plugged my incubator into a battery back up. (UPS)

    Saturday I went to a horse show and on Sunday morning before I left for the show again I went to put the eggs into the hatcher and I opened up the incubator......

    It was not running, the eggs inside were all cold. [​IMG] I imagine the thing was off for about 36 hours. So I proceeded to scream at my husband for bringing home inferior products and ruining my hatch as I was supposed to ship these chicks to a lady in Maine. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    After I was done ranting at him I told him he could throw the eggs out while I was gone and I would contact my customer about it, which I did.

    I went out this morning and the incubator is running, my husband did not throw out the eggs, so I pulled out the tray to remove the dead eggs and they are pipping!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I immediately candled them all and put the viable ones in the hatcher. I can't believe this. I may end up with 25 chicks to ship to this lady.

    I have had such bad luck lately, I guess it was my turn for it to turn around. I will have to check and see if I can ship tomorrow, if they will make it before the weekend and let her know the good news.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    Info on power outages during Incubation.
    From- A Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow

    The more valuable your hatching eggs are, the more likely it is that the electricity will go out during incubation. If you have an uninterruptable power source (UPS) for your computer or other electronic equipment, consider disconnecting the usual equipment and using the UPS to power your incubator. If the outage comtinues beyond its capacity to keep your incubator running, or you don't have an UPS, open the incubator and let the eggs cool until the power goes back on.

    Trying to keep the eggs warm is likely to cause abnormal embryo development. Furthermore, if you close the vents or wrap the incubator with blankets in your attempt to keep eggs warm, a greater danger than temperature loss is oxygen deprivation. Developing embryos use up oxygen rather rapidly, and the oxygen level may soon fall below that necessary to keep them alive.

    As soon as the power goes back on, close the incubator and continue operating it as usual. The effect of the outage on your hatch will depend on how long the power was out and on how long the eggs had been incubated before the outage. A power failure of up to 12 hours may not significally affect the hatch (except to delay it somewhat), especially if the outage occurred during the early incubation, when cooled embryos naturally tend to go dormant. Embryos that are close to term generate enough heat to carry them through a short-term outage.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Awesome, Jean! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Farmer Kitty, i am so glad to hear that. The other night I didn't get my incubator top installed properly before bed and woke up to find they were way cooler than they should have been. [​IMG] I was sure they would all be dead, but decided to leave them in there and see what happens. I have $50 worth of shipped eggs in the thing and it just made me sick! I'll hang out and see what they look like in another week. [​IMG]
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have my fingers crossed....
     
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Yay!!!!! Make sure to keep us updated and post pictures!!! I am on day 12 with my eggs from you and they are doing fantastic!! I can't wait until they hatch!
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    HOLY COW! That's incredible! [​IMG]
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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  10. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    On Friday we had a thunderstorm system run through our area and the lights started flickering. So my husband went outside and plugged my incubator into a battery back up. (UPS)

    Saturday I went to a horse show and on Sunday morning before I left for the show again I went to put the eggs into the hatcher and I opened up the incubator......

    It was not running, the eggs inside were all cold. [​IMG] I imagine the thing was off for about 36 hours. So I proceeded to scream at my husband for bringing home inferior products and ruining my hatch as I was supposed to ship these chicks to a lady in Maine. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    After I was done ranting at him I told him he could throw the eggs out while I was gone and I would contact my customer about it, which I did.

    I went out this morning and the incubator is running, my husband did not throw out the eggs, so I pulled out the tray to remove the dead eggs and they are pipping!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I immediately candled them all and put the viable ones in the hatcher. I can't believe this. I may end up with 25 chicks to ship to this lady.

    I have had such bad luck lately, I guess it was my turn for it to turn around. I will have to check and see if I can ship tomorrow, if they will make it before the weekend and let her know the good news.

    i was just gonna say, power outages dont affect eggs as sevierly as people assume, mine were out for a day and a half and they all hatched​
     

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