Power went off for 2 hours last night, are my eggs still alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Just set a batch of 37 eggs in my 1588 Genesis Hova-Bator yesterday morning. Last night the electricity went off for two hours. Didn't find out about it until this morning. Is there any chance the eggs could still live? Come to think of it, it was probably more around 3 hours as the incubator would of had to reheat it's self after being off for so long. Any thoughts on this would be great. Thanks


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  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it at all. I've had that happen before and it might have delayed my hatch a tiny bit, but that's about it.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I agree. What you are looking at is air temperature. The eggs are a lot more dense and take a lot longer to change internal temperature. With your timing, they may not have even reached full incubationg temperature internally.

    I don't see that you have any problem at all.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Oh, that makes me feel sooo much better! Thank you both so much for the reassurance! I cannot wait to candle...ugh!!

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  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree....cva34
     
  6. mabhera

    mabhera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my first hatching I lost power 2 times. First one for about 4 hours, second one for about 3 hours. The temperature spiked from 98 to 109 a few times. I was sure they where dead (e bay eggs....shipped across seas) so i just doing the turning just in case. Got 7 chickens out of 21 eggs. So, there is hope. good luck.
     

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