Please help, no idea what to do!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hotchicks2009, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. hotchicks2009

    hotchicks2009 New Egg

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    i've got 5 eggs in my still air incy, and we're upto day 18, so i've stopped turning them. Its just that yesterday I candled them to have a peek and they looked more like they were at day 15 stage rather than day 18.

    Around day ten we had a power cut for at least 6 hours and although I covered the incy, the eggs were cold to the touch by the time the power returned. Gutted, i continued to incubate the eggs till it was dark enough to candle them and I found them all to still be moving.

    Now im wonderingwhether that cold period has set them back and I should continue to turn them, or whether to just wait and see what happens, confused!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You could turn them one more day.

    Then, leave them be.
     
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  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    I had a power outage here to. I lost one but the other three are doing good. Today is my last day to turn because tomarrow is day 18.
     
  4. hotchicks2009

    hotchicks2009 New Egg

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    Is it likely that they have been set back ???

    How long should i expect?
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The power outage should not of set them back. Go with the original schedule. I think it is very encouraging that they are all still moving after having power out for that long! Very good! So treat today as day 18. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] !!!
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    By the way Hotchicks Do you live in Indiana? We had a power outage for 6 hours atleast
     
  7. hotchicks2009

    hotchicks2009 New Egg

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    Thanks for all your advice guys!!

    I live in England, the weather has been terrible here
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    The power going out could of set them back a little, I would stop turning them and up the hum on day 19. Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If they dont hatch right on time give them a few extra days !!
     
  9. dirtdoctor

    dirtdoctor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if ya have a power outage, remember hot water bottles have kept other baby animals warm during the outage.. might be able to put hot water next to the eggs.? maybe?

    wrap the bator in insulating material bubble wrap is good too. til the return of electircty
     
  10. bullrider

    bullrider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    best of luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] keep us updated.
     

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