Power out 6 hours on day 1

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jdleston, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. jdleston

    jdleston Out Of The Brooder

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    I had started incubating at 6am today. At 4 the power went out when I was away. It was out for 6 hours. Should I toss the eggs? Temp was down to 72 when I was home :(
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Since it was day one and only a few hours into incubation, there should be little to no issues with the temp drop besides adding more time to the 21ish days, keep incubating until you can candle and easily confirm development or not in give or take 5 days...
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No don't toss them away. Lower temps are not as drastic as too higher temps. I would leave them for a few days then candle to see if you have developing embryos. It may just have slowed development down slighly but my thoughts would be not by a lot.

    Mother hen gets off the nest everyday to eat drink etc so it's just like that.
    Good luck with them :frow
     
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  4. jdleston

    jdleston Out Of The Brooder

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    No don't toss them away. Lower temps are not as drastic as too higher temps. I would leave them for a few days then candle to see if you have developing embryos. It may just have slowed development down slighly but my thoughts would be not by a lot.

    Mother hen gets off the nest everyday to eat drink etc so it's just like that.
    Good luck with them :frow[/quote

    Thank you to both replies. It's my first time! Fingers crossed :)!!!
     

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