No Electricity to incubator for at least 2 hours

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peaky, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Peaky

    Peaky Chirping

    Feb 24, 2017
    On the 11 days of incubation we had a electrical outage for approx 2 hours.....between 4 and 6 am. The incubator showed that the temperature dropped to 77 degrees. of course I have no idea how long it was at that temp. Is that a "for sure" that the chics would have died and should I just throw away the eggs and start over? I'm bummed!! This was my first try. thanks for your response.

  2. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Songster

    Dec 27, 2016
    Central Michigan
    No don't toss the eggs out, you are perfectly fine if it was only a few hours. It's just like a mother hen getting off the eggs for a few hours(yes hens usually aren't off quite that long but it should be fine) on a hot summer day.

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