POWER OUTAGE.Day 25. CANDLED THE EGGS...HELP ME FIGURE OUT WHAT I SAW?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyones seen it on the news...Northern arizona just received 54 inches of snow this week. What a joy. Especially because it knocked my power out yesterday...and the bator got down 65 degrees for a couple hours [​IMG] We finally got our generator going...and moved the bator to the top of the clothes dryer...well, the generator ran out of gas while we were out getting more for a few minutes. Temp dipped to 75 despite blankets.
    The best news...the power came back on this morning at 8:00! I got up at 8:30. And went down to get my bator so I could plug back in up in my bathroom where I keep it...and discovered,,,my mom dicided to run a load of laundry...equaling vibrations.
    GUYS! I FEEL SO STUPID! 18 DAYS OF TURNING....$30 WORTH OF EGGS ON EBAY...AND AT LEAST 4 LITTLE SILKIE BABIES...IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR THEM?>?!!!!!
     
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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    They should be ok. I have had a 24 hour outage an had them hatch fine. I also don't thing the vibration would hurt them that late in the hatch but there is no real way of knowing.
     
  3. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    dont worry if my silkie hens can hatch out chicks with lows in the teens and highs in the 30,s anything is possible. besides i watched them turning the egs in the nest and they are very rough moving the eggs around in the nest. made me nervous watching them. good luck, i have my fingers crossed for ya
     
  4. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight begins day 21. Humidity is...as always in the winter...being uncooperative. Keeps dipping low despite the bowl of water and lots of soaked paper towels I put in there on Friday the last time I opened it. So I've ber squirting water in thru a straw and syringe.
    Strangely...tonight the temp jumped up to 102.5--something it hasn't done during the duration of incubation. Should this mean something?
     
  5. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was told yesterday it means hatching is close. And it held true for me.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I was told yesterday it means hatching is close. And it held true for me.

    [​IMG] yup babies chicks can withstand lots of drama while incubating-temp spikes and drops -if its day 21 temp jumped to 102.5 your still good. The temp does go up a touch becuse of the heat those chicks are generating in the shells-now when they hatch the humidity will jump some too becuse of the moisture that was in egg-thats perfectly normal-your doing great keep us updated:)
     
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was told yesterday it means hatching is close. And it held true for me.

    [​IMG] yup babies chicks can withstand lots of drama while incubating-temp spikes and drops -if its day 21 temp jumped to 102.5 your still good. The temp does go up a touch becuse of the heat those chicks are generating in the shells-now when they hatch the humidity will jump some too becuse of the moisture that was in egg-thats perfectly normal-your doing great keep us updated:)

    What she said
     
  8. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well...day 22 commenced last night. Still no peeps, pips or moving eggs. But when I got up this morning...the humidity had fallen dirasticly overnight. 21% or something outrageous. And the temp has jumped again...to 101.3 from a very steady, re adjusted 100.4.
    I'm so confused...is it a live chick or humidity drop causing the always stable thermostat to go wild???
    And it's day 22..,how long should I hold out hope?
     
  9. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still nothing. I want to open the bator and candle them. Bad idea????
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Leave them alone! Just wait! [​IMG]
     

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