storm blew in and bator was shut off for at least 5 hours! help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by okiedokiesarah, May 3, 2007.

  1. okiedokiesarah

    okiedokiesarah Hatching

    May 3, 2007
    the eggs were cold this morning. It was up at my school so I didnt know the power had gone out... when I got up there this morning, the eggs were cold and the bator was off. Im so upset!!!

    is there any hope? we plugged them in a different outlet that was working but is there any chance whatsoever? i mean, it could have been off a lot longer than 5 hrs, im not sure. [​IMG](((
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Don't give up hope. I had a broody hen that quit sitting on the eggs on the 18th day and I didn't have an incubator at the time. I went to several different stores and bought the very last one! Put the cold eggs in and they hatched right on time.
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Oh, that's a bummer, but don't give up hope!!! Those little buggers can surprise you sometimes!!!

  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I agree, Don't give up, they sometimes survive the most unusual treatment you can imagine. All you can do is get them back on track and continue. They may be a little late in hatching so don't give up if nothing happens on day 21.

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