POWER OUTAGE DURING LOCKDOWN OF FIRST HATCH!!! CRYING SO MUCH, HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RandomDuck, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    So,it's day 20 of my first hatch,'(there's only one egg in he bator) and everything was going pretty well, I guess, until about 8:30 pm!! We had a flash storm, (I live in Florida) and our power went out,, I penned everyone up and brought my show roo inside, and all of a sudden, I remembered about my bator!! I swear I ran so fast I would of won the Olympics, and since it was approaching night, It was hard to see clearly, but I stacked two towels on top if the bator so it wouldn't lose heat. Ok, so it's been an hour, and we couldn't get electricity still, and out generator was out of gas. Forward an hour and 30 minutes, (right now) the electric company came and fixed it!! Good!! I I went back to the incubator, and scared at what I would see, took off the towels.. At this point, I burst into tears, because the temperature went down to 79.3 and the humidity WAS 90!!
    I freaked out, and have been waiting for the temp to go up, and right now it's 98.2 and the humidity is 60..
    It was like that for about 2:30 hours
    And I need honest answers and advice...
    Will my egg be ok??
    I am still tearing up here. Please help.. Thank you..
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh no! That must be so stressful! The egg should make it...but you never know. You'll just have to keep temps and humidity stable as much as possible. Wish you luck!
     
  3. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they will be okay... the eggs loose heat much slower than the bator so I bet they didn't get too cold! By day 20 they will be generating their own heat also. I am glad it didn't take longer to get it back on!
     
  4. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for the responses... Anyone else??
     
  5. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    If you go to Brinsea's site they have an article that should help calm your anxiety (I can't imagine:(.... but this should help...
    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx
    Best wishes for a happy healthy hatchling...
     
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  6. Peep Nerd

    Peep Nerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, how is it going? Any good news?
     
  7. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    Yes! Good news a lot!! The egg made it through, and now it has internally pipped!! I'm so happy!! How long will it be until it can externally pip?
     
  8. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    So glad they made it!
     
  9. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    I know, right!!
     
  10. RandomDuck

    RandomDuck Out Of The Brooder

    HAY GUYZ.. Good news!! Ii now have one beautiful new chick named Recore!! It hatched around noon today, and I waited a bit before putting it in the brooder.. Yes yes, not 24 hours but I was impatient lol :D anyway, thank you so much for the help,!! You guys are awesome!! :celebrate
     

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