Oh, no!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bantyhen, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. bantyhen

    bantyhen Chirping

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    I unplugged the incubator this morning about 11:00 to turn the eggs. I forgot to plug it back in before we went to town. We just got back at 11:30 tonight. The eggs felt warm when I lifted the lid to feel them. Will they still hatch?
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    No way to tell until you plug it back in and start incubating them again... Candle in a few days..


    No blame here at all, we all do things, but why do you unplug your incubator to turn them, I just lift the lid off and turn them, I have 19 eggs and it takes all of about 2-3 min... I would be someone who would forget to plug it back in too [​IMG]
     
  3. bantyhen

    bantyhen Chirping

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    Thank you so much. The reason I unplug the incubator is because it says to on the sticker on it. The eggs still felt warm, so I hope they hatch. It is a Little Giant Still Air Incubator. Since it is made of styrofoam, do you think it was insulated enough to keep them warm? Thanks again.
     
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  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

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    It may have been, I have a hova bator still air, although we have air conditioning the room where the bator is usually stays about 76 degree's during the day... I see your in a more humid and warm climate so it might be ok, your hatch if still viable will more then likely be delayed depending on what day of incubation they are on... I once didn't put the lid on correctly when I turned the lights out for the night, got up and the temp in the bator was 75 degree's... I got 16/18 to hatch.. I cant remember where I was in the incubation, I think it was early on tho.

    I wouldn't be unplugging it anymore..
     
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  5. spotsplus

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    I have this same incubator. I think if the temps in the room where your incubator is stayed fairly warm your probably ok. Just have to wait and see :)
     

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