Power outage, graphic pic, dead chick/egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farrier!, May 11, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    We lost power and I had eggs about to hatch. Hatcher temperature went down to 85 at one point then 12 hours later to 92.
    I also had to move the eggs/hatcher 3 times. Once out to the truck to try setting up the power converter then the next day to a neighbor's house with a generator a bit over a mile down the road. We we went to bring the eggs home the hatcher moved and the eggs rolled. This one cracked/opened. I did lay a wet cloth across it for 24 hours the decided it was dead.
    So is there any chance the other 5 might still hatch? They are coming up on 23-24 days.
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    I am also worried about the others that are due in 3 days and in a week.

    I am using one incubator for incubating and then one other for hatching.....if anything is left alive to hatch.
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    All the Golden lakenvelder chicks lived through the power outage. The few Golden Spangled Hamburgs that made it past the first 48 hours seem to be doing good. I had over 50 eggs incubating. From 2 days setting to due.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry, you did all you could do. [​IMG]
     

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