petrified in missouri

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saltandpepper, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. saltandpepper

    saltandpepper Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2011
    I have a horrible problem this morning. Last night the storm took out our power. We had to get a generator to plug the incubator back in. It was down for an hour more or less. The temperature dropped to 55. It ran with the generator for several hours until the power came back on and we re-plugged it back in. This morning when I checked, the temperature had climbed to 122 degrees. I think the generator must have taken out the temperature control. My question is , do my eggs have a chance or are they just cooked? They were at day 11. I know there is not much I can do at this point but feel sick .Any input would be appreciated.
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    122 degrees-I would have to say they are probably not viable-I'm really sorry.
    Candle, of course, before you do anything.
    Good luck!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Candle and pray, but if they were over 105 for any extended period of time, they are probably cooked.
  4. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    those storms last night were very nasty. embryos are tough you might have some make it. the high temp is more of a problem than the low. candle some and them in a couple of days candle again and see if any make it . what kind of eggs were they?
  5. saltandpepper

    saltandpepper Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2011
    the eggs were a mixture of buff orp. ,silkie ,and rhode island reds. i feel so sick.. just want to cry. this was my first attempt at this and have been like a mother hen myself.
  6. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Keep in mind that when the air temp. drops or rises it does take awhile for the egg's temp to change. Hoping that your eggs are ok. [​IMG]

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