quail (bob white) nearing the home stretch.. here is an update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yogalady, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    So the eggs are not being turned; should hatch I guess in about three days.

    Concern: Had a power outage the other night (four nights ago) and they were without electricity (heat and turning through night) for about five hours BUT in between the five hours we had a generator sooo
    it was
    one hour no electricity and it was not cold out
    then at night we realized the elec company wasn't in a rush to get the elec on so we put a generator on for an hour
    Then turned it off to save gas
    Then waited an hour or 90 minutes
    Turned it on again
    The generator ran out and they eggs had about an hour and a half of no forced heat.
    SO it was no heat, heat again, no heat, heat again, no heat, normal heat. The heat never went below 80 as far as I know - MAYBE down to 75 at one point.

    Just put them in the hatcher out of the rotator...
    And now we sit and wait, correct?

    I hope I get at least a couple of hatches!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Go go go chickes [​IMG]
     
  3. Yogalady

    Yogalady Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and the last batch I had in that little dome thingy - ughhhh none hatched and even the ones that had a chick in them felt very light - these other ones are HEAVY like little fat butt chicks are in there. LOL
     

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