power outage during hatch.... ugh

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marathonmultiplesmom, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we had two power outages thanks to my brother in law, who is not an electrician, messing around with stuff. The power was off for a min then off for another min a few minutes later. I was at the store while this happened and when I came back one incubator's temp was too low and the other was too high and 2 pipped chicks were dead.

    Could that short of a time period be fatal for the rest of the eggs? Only 6 hatched so far and I still have 30 I am waiting on. Its day 21. Unfortunately I had to open one of the incubators briefly. I'm just so mad about it but BIL is mentally handicapped and of course wasn't trying to mess up my hatch but I spent $100 ordering these eggs so I could breed them next year and I just don't want that to be a waste. Plus the money for the incubators. I've put hundreds into it.
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, goodness. Have any of the others pipped at all? With it being day 21, I'm kind of concerned, but I want to think that the outage isn't to blame this late in the game. When you say too low, too high are you just talking a couple of degrees? Hang in there and listen for peeps!!!
     
  3. marathonmultiplesmom

    marathonmultiplesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a couple of degrees. The fan incubator was a couple too low and the still was maybe 1 too high. Not too bad. When I candled them on day 18 all were veiny and healthy but the ones in the still air machine were a little smaller and none of those have pipped. I think they will be a late batch anyway. The one with the fan 6 hatched overnight and I went out for less than an hour, come back to find out what happened and 2 that were pipped were still and non- responsive whereas before they were moving and chirped when I whistled at them. I'm just hoping that the rest of the eggs are ok. I'm wondering if I could candle a few this late in the ball game or if that would do more harm than good?
     
  4. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that is good. If you can sneak one out to candle that would probably be OK. I have a habit of just having to candle when it's getting late and nothing's happening... I bet the two that pipped and died had issues not related to this. If you had good veins and movement on day 18, you should be fine then. I feel so bad for you - spend the money for eggs and then not having a good hatch. But there is still time - like you said, I think they are just late. Give me an update this weekend, OK... [​IMG]
     

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