My Incredible eggs!!!!!!

yellowflower

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
247
10
126
Bradford NH
Okay, I set 23 sillie eggs on the 13th and everything was going good. A had 6 clears and one early quitter so that left me with 15 eggs developing nicely. Well, 4 days ago I lost power and don't have a generator so I took the knowledge from this group and put hot water in water bottles to keep the temp up. I also wrapped a blanket around the incubator. I was up several times during the night to change the water because it didn't stay hot to long. Especially at night. The temps fluctuated alot but I tried to get it to stay at 101 but mostly it was at 100. A couple times at night it dipped down to 80s I believe 84 being the lowest. And the humidity was going haywire. Must of been all the rain we had here.
So this afternoon I finally got my power back and I waited till dark to candle to see how bad it was. Well I can't believe it but I saw kicking in everyone of them!!! I was all set to throw them away or at least most of them but they live! So everyone don't underestimate the power of life, these chicks want to live LOL This is my first hatch with my genisis and I'm really excited about them hatching this weekend. I know there could still be problems but they obviously have a strong will to live.
So maybe they can withstand alot more than we think and everything doesn't have to be perfect in order for them to hatch.

I will update when they start hatching!

And thank you to everyone who shares their knowlegde and experience with all of us. If I hadn't been reading about power outages I never would have known.

Thankyou!!!
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Revelle

Songster
9 Years
Jan 30, 2010
339
2
121
Silvis
Yay! Happy that the little ones survived through that.

It is amazing how much little ones want to live! I need to find the thread with the story where the chick's egg was not only kicked out of the nest and cooled, and had half the shell taken off on hatching day just to show the chick was still alive and developing, and the chick, with a replacement egg half, still lived!
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brendapa

Songster
9 Years
Feb 2, 2010
482
3
119
Chester County, PA
You did a great job!
Gettig up all night to change hot water bottles is a big commitment to those eggs. Good luck with your lockdown and hatch.
I' also set on the 13th and have 15 eggs going into lockdown on Thursday. I'll be looking for you on Sat and Sunday to see how you do, so keep posting.

Brenda
 

yellowflower

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
247
10
126
Bradford NH
Thankyou everyone! I just couldn't go to sleep and just let them die. It was like a mother instinct. Like when you have a sick child and you keep waking up to check on them. Well I've enjoyed a full 2 nights of sleep now. Everything looks good and I go into lockdown tonight? Today is day 18. I will keep you all updated. I'm really excited!
 

chicmom

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
8,696
285
316
Strasburg Ohio
Well, thanks for sharing your story! Maybe those eggs will hatch just fine........I'd love to know the end result, so could you keep us posted on your success?

I've got a Hova Bator too, and we also tend to lose power during terrible storms with wind.......There have been two times where we had no power for 3 to 5 days...we did finally buy a generator last year.

Good luck to you!
Sharon
 

yellowflower

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
247
10
126
Bradford NH
There rockin an rollin as of late last night and between 1am and 6am I have a pip!!!!
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I can't stop looking in the bator! I try to walk away and do something else but everytime I get near it I have to look. Now I know what everyone was talking about when they said the last 3 days were the longest.
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Will keep you updated!
 

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