Power out overnight--are they ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moonflowerfarms, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. moonflowerfarms

    moonflowerfarms In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    Golden, CO
    Hi all, I have our first batch of eggs from our chickens and rooster in the incubator. It was on and fine last night, but this morning I went to check and the plug had fallen out. So I put it back in and it turned on again. Best guess is that the cat had a little too much fun last night and hit it on her runs of crazy around the room. It was down to 75deg inside according to our egg-level thermometer. They are just over a week in (7 days yesterday, 8 today). Are they going to be ok, or are they a lost cause? Thanks!

  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Eggs are pretty resilient. A lot depends on how long they were at that temps. I would candle them tonight after they've been warmed back up for the day and you'll have an idea of how they are doing. Good luck!
  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Songster

    Apr 8, 2015
    My aunt had the same thing happen a few years back. She ended up with a successful hatch. [​IMG]

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