miracle hatch after 18 hours without power

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kayjuggler, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. kayjuggler

    kayjuggler Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first post after spending a couple months learning from all of you. I just had to share our story. We had 29 eggs from crunchie and hnkjc. On day12 overnight into day 13 the incubator lost power when my 7 year old accidently switched the power off. They were down to 70 degrees when I found them at 3pm on day 13. I was certian they were all dead but turned the power back on and read as much as I could find on this forum. Well, when I candled them that night I couldn't believe it....most of the fertile eggs still had moving chicks. I didn't remove any of them and on day 20...peeping, pipping, and hatching! I wasn't even ready because I thought they would be delayed. Before the power outage, most of the eggs looked to be fertile so I think we lost some but out of 29 eggs...we got 15. Thanks to all of you on this forum for your words of wisdom. I will try posting pics.


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  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful chicks you got there. congrats it looks like you got quite a few
     
  3. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    They are darling!! Congratulations on your Miracle Hatch!!
     
  4. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    I am so glad you held on and waited, keep the faith and believe in the strength of those chickies! They can amaze you! Congratulations! They are beautiful!
    Tina
     
  5. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely chicks [​IMG]
     
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Love the tophat on the splash!!!
     
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Beautiful little chicks! I am glad it worked out for the better.[​IMG]
     
  8. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Congrats. I know you were so relieved!! They are really cute!!
     
  9. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Awesome!!! So glad to hear a happy ending.

    And WELCOME!! [​IMG]
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Awww, great job on never giving up hope on those babies. Congrats on a beautiful hatch! [​IMG]

    Jody
     

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