Lost Power Last Night

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Conchis, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Conchis

    Conchis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I'm about a week into incubating a mix of eggs and wouldn't you know it, the power went out. It was only off for about 4 hours, so I'm hopeful that things will work themselves out. It was really reassuring to come here this morning and see all of the other war stories about power outage. I was pretty surprised to see that much longer outage didn't wipe a hatch out. I'm still new enough at incubating though to not need any additional challenges.
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I left my incubator open for about 9 hours one time. Accidentally of course. A few chicks didn't make it. But most of them still hatched. They were healthy and no deformities.
     
  3. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A week in is when I experienced a 36 hour outage, with a temp drop to 60! I still got a hatch, not everything, but this was a test hatch anyway.

    Oh, and they were 2 days late hatching, so be prepared to wait an extra day "just in case".
     

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