Lost my bator load.......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adeters2, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. adeters2

    adeters2 In the Brooder

    Aug 24, 2007
    Mocksville, NC
    I lost all my eggs in my bator this morning. The main breaker on the house fried and I have been without power since this early morning. Just got it back on and the temp in the bator is a whopping 52....House is at 45...Eggs are all Ice cold now. Good news, the breaker is fixed (250.00 later....) and the furnace is working again, but I believe the eggs are done for..
  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    how far are they and give them a chance you might be able to get something not sure though i know that some people have had some problems like that and have hatched a few of them
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I'm not totally sure. You should just try and see what you get. It would be educational for all of us. Maybe the inside of the eggs didn't get down that far.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Sorry to hear that, but maybe not. You just never know. That's why mine is always connected to a UPS so we can keep it running just long enough to get the generator powered up. We have power outages all the time around here.
  5. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    OUCH! Ok you have nothing to lose. Plug it back in. Remember the momma gets off every day so maybe you have chance??? Miracles happen!! Good Luck!
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Yeah-- I would totally go for it still....
  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Yeah,don't toss them. They can handle cooler temps alot better than high ones. Give them a chance
  8. Oh! That's really bad luck. Sorry to hear about that!
    I'd warm them back up and give them a chance. You may be able to save them.

  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    If the eggs were only a short time in you may not have nearly as big of a problem as you think. Even if they were further along I agree that you should still give them a chance. You have nothing to lose and you might be amazed. I know I have been amazed at how resilient nature can be many times. I wish you luck and hope to hear how it turns out.

  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    See? The consensus is Go for It!

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