Lockdown day - no movement?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shedinator, May 18, 2018.

  1. shedinator

    shedinator Chirping

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    I posted about this in the turkey thread, but didn't see a response.

    We had a major power outage Tuesday thru this morning. I got our incubator into my electric car, and used an inverter to keep the Bator going, but temps fluctuated a lot in the first 24 hours because of the new environment.

    Weds evening was the start of lockdown, and when I candled beforehand, I didn't see movement in any of the eggs. So far no hatch activity, either. Is there a way to tell if the outage killed them all, or should I just wait until Sunday and see if any of them make it?
     
  2. ladydi

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    I’d just wait until Sunday. See what happens. Good luck.
     
  3. shedinator

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    Really hoping this is a good sign.
     

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  4. obicat

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    If its a crack it is :) Hard to tell from the photo though!
     
  5. shedinator

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    It's definitely a crack! Only one I can see, but we're just reaching the end of day 26 and it's so hard to get a good look through the windows. So I'm not counting my turkeys just yet, but I'm a little more hopeful than I've been since Wednesday.
     
  6. obicat

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    Any update? :fl:fl
     
  7. shedinator

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    It's looked like this for about 18 hours now, so I'm starting to get nervous about when the zipping will happen, but I hear peeps and see the beak moving. Not seeing pipping on any of the other eggs.
     

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  8. shedinator

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    Still no additional shell removal. At what point do y'all usually intervene?
     
  9. shedinator

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    Well, rats. After no add'l shell removal for another 24 hours and no noises or movement since noon, I finally decided to help it out, As soon as I got the egg, the poult popped right out, but I'm pretty sure it's dead. Still no pips on the rest. Tornadoes suck.
     

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