Power outage night before lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wrestling_mom, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    Henderson County, NC
    We were without power for about 6 hours last night, eggs dropped to 75. I put them in my hoodie at around midnight, and by 2 am, they were 84 degrees. The power came on at that point, so I put them back into the incubator. I candled a few this morning, and see movement. BUT, what does this mean exactly? will they still survive to hatch? Will this deform them in some odd way? Thanks!
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Eggs can be remarkably resilient. I can't tell you if you're going to lose any, but since you have nothing to lose anyway bring them back up to temperature and see what they do. I suspect they may be slightly delayed, but that you'll still get a good number of them to hatch.
  3. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2008
    I forgot to turn my incubator back on after candeling my eggs 1 day before lockdown and the next morning my incubator was down to 72. I moved the eggs to my up and running hatcher and turned the incubator back on. I had an excellant hatch. So hopefully you will too.


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