Power Outage for 44 Hours

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vickircafe, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    My 7 little silkie eggs were doing great for 16 days, then the power went out. What is worse, I was not home to take care of them. I was gone for most of the outage. When I got home the temp was 61.9 degrees. It is now day 18 and I have the temp back up to 100 degrees. Is there any chance at this far along that any of the 7 may hatch? I am afraid to candle them or do the float test now that they are back up to temp. I do not want to take them out again and have the temp drop. Not sure what to do except wait and see. Has anyone else ever had cold eggs for more than a day and have them hatch? I know I have seen where they were incubated for 3 days and then shipped, but that was early in developement. These were 16 days along. Would love to hear some input.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My longest outage was 24 hours. Fridge Incubator was out in the cold mid winter. Most still hatched.
     
  3. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:How many days along was your incubation?
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I hatch every week. I dont remember what day exactly it was but it was between hatches. That means I had some around 2 to 4 days, some 9 to 11 days an some 16 to 18 days.
     
  5. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I am hoping for mine to hatch. I will keep them in there until the 12th to give them 3 extra days, but I am hoping for a hatch before then.
     
  6. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it is day 21 and no pips. Now I am worried.
     
  7. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    WIth the drop in temp, they may take an extra day or two. Don't lose hope!
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Is it day 21 or day 21+2 for the time they were cold an not growing?
     
  9. vickircafe

    vickircafe Out Of The Brooder

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    This is day 21 so maybe they will still hatch in 2 days. I didn't realize I should add 2 days for the time they didn't grow.
     
  10. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yep, they should be late by at least the amount of time the power was out.
     

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