Power went out in the middle of Pipping!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFowlFreak, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    [​IMG] We rushed them to the office, wrapped in a blanket. Heat got down to 85.5, DH got the heat back up and it's steady at 100.1 F. Humidity is 70%. I hope the move doesn't kill them. They are all from my Silkies. Has anyone had this happen before and the chicks hatched? I am flipping out here. [​IMG]
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:It happened to me too! Of the four batches of eggs I have set, I have had a power-outtage for EVERY SINGLE ONE! (ya think someone's trying to tell me something?!).
    This was the longest outtage at 8 hours long. UGH! Here's the thread. [SPOILER ALERT: there was a happy ending!]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=323669
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had eggs at 65 degrees for hours before and they still did fine once I got them plugged back in. The hatch rate may be a little lower, but you should still get some chickies.
     
  4. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    There are 9 eggs in there and 5-6 are pipped. I hear cheeping, so cross your fingers, please.
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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  6. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    my broody kicked the egg who are pipping out from under her and my house is 74*.So far the 3 all hatched out just fine, I jut made sure to be standing close by and scooped them up and into the warmer.
     
  7. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Three out so far- a beautiful Splash Silkie and two Barred OEGB crossed with a White Silkie roo. I cannot wait to see what they turn out like! All of the others are pipped. [​IMG]
    DH will be the one to hatch eggs from now on. [​IMG] This is the highest hatch rate I ever had, and he was in charge this time. I was completely hands off to see what would happen. [​IMG]
     
  9. chichi56788

    chichi56788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upload pics! I want to see!
     
  10. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Quote:I would love to, but we're at the office with them and my camera is home. I told DH that I'm not leaving until they all hatch. I may be here awhile and the air conditioner is broken! Argh! I am literally dripping sweat, but I am holding out, darn it! I will get pics once I get them home and safe.
     

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