Seven days in the Bator and then no power!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Runner Bean, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Runner Bean

    Runner Bean Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2011
    I was 7 days in and the snow hit and we lost power. Thinking it might be short I spent the first night heating water on the stove and trying to keep the eggs warm. I kept them at 80 degrees for 24hours and then had to give up. The temperature dropped to about 40 to 50 degrees in the Bator for the next three days before the power went on. My daughter insists I keep them incubating to be sure they are all dead. Anyone have an odd chick hatch after such an awful event in the middle of incubation??
  2. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would keep them going I had a bator running on low temp and the chicks came @ 25-28 days, I guess they had to cook a little longer due to the low temps.
  3. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    Ocala, FL
    No harm in trying I guess. You should be able to tell pretty quickly by candling them. I doubt any are alive but I would think you should be able to see blood rings in them if they are dead.

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