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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 New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.
    Stephanie
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Lori
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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