Power outage

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by embkm, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday, our power went out in the snow storm for about 2.5 hours. The temps in my homemade incubator went down to 80 deg. I have 24 eggs in there, yesterday was day 5. Once the power came back on, the temps went back to normal within about 2 hours. Will 4.5 hours of low temps hurt the eggs? Or just maybe slow them down a bit?
     
  2. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it should only slow thelm down on hatch maybe a day.
     
  3. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Eagle! That makes me feel a little better.
     
  4. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went out for 3.5 hrs. last year and I still had an 80% hatch. So I am sure yours will be fine..
     
  5. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Perrym.
     

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