Lost Power to Incubator

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  1. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Good day
    We have gone through an Ice Storm that knocked the power out
    I have a full Incubator on the 9th day
    The power whent out Yesterday morning I was out when it happen around 10 AM I didnt get home till about 3 PM when I checked the incubator The temperature was down to 65 F and started to panic a little
    I started the wood stove and moved the incubator close to it I managed to get it up to 88 F till just now
    The power came back on at 11 this morning and the incubator is back to 99.5 F
    I'm just wondering if there is still hope for these eggs or where they to chilled
    I figure they where at the 60's for at least 4 or 5 hour
    should I desregard these eggs and start over or continue with it and see what will happen

    I have my Nice coming for Christmas and she's staying with us till the New Year and she is so excited about these babies
    I told her she could have some to take care of,
    she's even got the cage all set up for these babies don't know what to do now
    didn't want to disapoint her

    Any thoughs on what I should do

    Thanks

    Marjo
     
  2. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See what happens! you have got nothing to lose, they may have made it [​IMG] they hatch on day 18 so only 1 more week, keep us posted!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Your eggs should still be viable. The hatch date may be delayed by a day or so. Keep the incubator running and candle in a day or so to check on viability. Good luck.
     
  4. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Spikenniper and Sourland for replying

    I think I will wait and see what will happen
    I will candle and see if tehre is anyknd of movement inside
    I will post the results

    here are a couple of pictures of the down tree branchs from the storm on the back yard
    and across the street

    I cant seem to post any pictures this is what pops up

    AJAX response unable to be parsed as valid JSON object.

    I have no idea what it meens or what to do about it

    Marjo
     
  5. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks spikenniper and sourland for replying

    its just another week or so and I'll candle them in the next day or so
    I'll be posting any new happinings

    Thanks
     
  6. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coturnix eggs can be hard to candle if you aren't used to what you are looking at, don't toss any unless you are completely sure.

    Just ride it out and see what happens. I had to leave for a family emergency once and put all my eggs in an ice chest incubator and ran it off the inverter in my truck they spent a few hours at 85* or so because the inverter wasn't drawing enough power. I still got a hatch out those eggs.
     
  7. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks dc3085
    I need to get a generator hooked up to some of the essentials
    its amazing how reliant we all are to electricity

    I tried to candle some f the eggs
    I can't tell what's going on inside they are dark but I didn't notice anything moving
    didn't want to keep the egg out for to long

    I cant post pictures is there something I need to do
    i have tried everything I could think of
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You will only see movement in the later stages of development and rarely at all in coturnix eggs because they are so dark. I don't candle eggs because I like to avoid touching them since they can be delicate but if your worried about viability check this thread out it will tell you how to float test the eggs to see if they are any good just make sure to use water close to 100* F.
     
  9. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks dc
    I read the tread you recommended on floating the eggs
    for viability great information

    I'm going to wait for another four days when I remove the egg turner I will try that and remove the duds
    that way I wont disturb the eggs as much
     
  10. marjo

    marjo Out Of The Brooder

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    The Southern Ontario Ice storm

    [​IMG]
    The storm did a number on this tree its one of my favorites now its down to half its branches[​IMG]
    This other tree is across the road on my neighbors front lawn

    It started last Friday and there are still some people without power today a week later
    and temps have been below 0' F

    But I'm [​IMG] still optimistic that I'm going to have some hatch day 13 today
     

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