Power outage 24 hrs prior to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gymbeau, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. gymbeau

    gymbeau Out Of The Brooder

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    awoke to a freezing house, and a cool incubator. I turned on the gas logs in the fireplace and set the incubator on the hearth. I would turn it around about every 20 mins.
    The temp got down to 80. A few hours later the power came back on.

    I plugged in the incubator, hoped for the best, but prepared for reality.

    Much to my surprise, I have had 7 out of 12 shipped eggs hatch!

    Chickens are resilient and amazing creatures!
     
  2. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very cool. I'm glad you had a great hatch and for shipped eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Phew! And maybe more yet to come! Congrats. [​IMG]
     
  4. Chrissyc1

    Chrissyc1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah!! I am so happy for you!
     
  5. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    That is great! Where are the pictures???
     

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