Power failure, how much affect eggs

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by Pollitollito, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Pollitollito

    Pollitollito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I had a power failure on only one incubator, the other was on another receptacle, these eggs are 25 days old, when I noticed It was early in the morning, I left them at 12 am ok. I noticed the failure this morning and temp was at 93, im worried now as the eggs where cool at the bottom, please reply with comments if someone has hatched after this. Thank God the other egg are perfect at 97 of temp!
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't give up on them..

    93 is really low.. however the emu farmer's handbook cautions about temps dropping down into the 70's for several hours as causing deaths.. not to say yours are ok.. but nature has a way of prevailing .. so keep your fingers crossed for them and maybe even allow them a few extra days of incubation just in case they are alive but set back a bit from the temp drop..

    they also mentioned that for power failures that the build up of carbon dioxide can kill them .. I think that would be a major concern towards the end of incubation.. but since the fan wasn't running hopefully they still got enough oxygen to keep them going
     
  3. Pollitollito

    Pollitollito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Yinepu! hope they are ok! I have a set of 4 going perfect at 97 but these, the ones of the power failure where the ones that has 25 days old. No stinkers yet., They where cool at the bottom, not at the top, they are at the Lg modified. The regular lg bator has a more consistent temp than the modified one. Thanks so much! lets see what happens..
     

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