Lost power for 5 hours

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by msheets, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost power for around 5 hours & I'm pretty sure my eggs that are less than 2 days in are fine but I have 4 eggs that are on day 14. My temperature got down to 65-70 degrees, is there a chance theyll make it?
     
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure there is.

    I had eggs in the incubator during some hurricane this year... ((Can't keep up with the names at this point.)) We lost power for a few hours. It is a big incubator though, not sure if that would make any difference. AND they were guinea eggs...

    Anyhoo, I hadn't gotten around to checking on them or turning the incubator off or even going in that room [​IMG] and: Chirp Chirp Chirp, they all hatched but one.

    Point of the story: Keep cooking them. You could be pleasantly surprised!
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should be fine, well at least mine were after 8 hours...
     
  4. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should definitely be ok...I have had long outages and the eggs survived just fine. In fact, I had a hen that left two eggs a couple months ago. They were very cold to the touch when I found them, anyway I popped them in the bator and had 2 babies a week and a half later. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank you all for the good encouraging words! That makes me feel so much better!
     
  6. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't worry at ALL about the 14 day olds. the 2 days olds are what to worry about [​IMG]
     
  7. CluckCluck2

    CluckCluck2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine went out last night for 4 hours. I wrapped the bator in blankets but the temp dropped to 78. They are 14 days old so I'm hoping all is well. I will candle a few tonight to see. Wish us luck!
     

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