My toddler unplugged my incubator!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ctaynton, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. ctaynton

    ctaynton Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 32 eggs in my incubator that are due to hatch on the 16th. Well, last night I went in to check humidity and it was unplugged! The temp was at 85 degrees and humidity was up to 70 percent! I know it could have only been that way for 2 hours at the most. Do you think they will be okay?
     
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably. Ms. Hen will get off eggs and be busy for a while. It might slow your hatch, but I think it will be okay. Naughty kiddo!!!
     
  3. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hiya, I would not worry, what I have read on here is that you should not give up, as the mummy hen would get off her batch of eggs for upto a couple of hours a day, so fingers crossed your babies will be ok [​IMG]
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck. Hope all works out.
     
  5. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got my fingers crossed for you!! [​IMG]
     
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs should be fine......but it could have been worse......you could have had a toddler covered in egg goo and baby chickies [​IMG]
     
  7. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True. Or an elcectrocuted kiddo! [​IMG]
     
  8. gitlost80

    gitlost80 Trigger Pullet

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    So far I have caught my temps at 104, and once it was down to 94 when I got up one morning.It had been that way for a couple of hours! I have candled since then and they are alive still. I put rocks in the bottom of my incubator so that if the power is off for a short amount of time, the rocks will still hold the heat for a while. I have a 20 month old so I know how you feel. Just in case,I duct taped my plug into the outlet,then staple gunned the tape to the wall.HaHa.
     
  9. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    We lost power for 6 hours+ at about that time in the hatch and the temperature got much lower than that. We did have a late pipper that I believe was because of it.
     
  10. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good plan [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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