power went out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PatmosRuby, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. PatmosRuby

    PatmosRuby In the Brooder

    Oct 27, 2008
    Patmos, GA
    Have 8 eggs in incubator and the power went out for about 3 hours this afternoon, covered incubator with towel. When the power came back on I checked the
    thermostat and it read 82, eggs should be hatching any time now, 4 hatched yesterday. Have I lost the remaining eggs or do you think they still have a chance?
  2. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central, N.C.
    They are probably fine. Just give them a little time. Years ago before I installed a generator setup, my power was off for 3 days and the temps dropped into the 70's. The eggs hatched 2 days late, but they all hatched.
  3. dipence71

    dipence71 Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Murrayville, IL
    Same ish boat here. I have two pips and 2 more rocking and the power went out so I am playing wait and see. I still hear chirping so lets hope for the best!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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