Stupid Power & Lockdown starts!! GREAT UPDATE!!! NOW WITH PICTURES!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bil, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we went out with some friends on Saturday night and around 9:00 my daughter calls to tell us the power is out. Like the loving dad I am [​IMG] the first thing I think about is "MY EGGS!!!" Well, we were without power for about 3-4 hours. When we got home the eggs were down to about 90°. We quickly built a fire and put the eggs over by the fire and got the eggs up to around 95°.

    Well, today was Day 1 of lockdown! Wish us luck, we might need it! [​IMG]

    Bil
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!go chickies go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i hope they are all fine...
    i'd like to say that doesn't seem like too bad of a drop.. but i don't have any experience to back that statement...
    good luck!
     
  3. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sending hatch vibes your way.. my babies went on lockdown yesterday! Whatcha hatchin? [​IMG]
     
  4. missfitch

    missfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had electric out OVERNIGHT and I had a great hatch 8 of 9! Maybe thats the new secrete!
     
  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeping good hatching thoughts for you! Hope all goes well.
     
  6. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody.

    I put in 16 chicken eggs (2 decided early on to not progress), so at this point I have 5 BO, 3 RIR, 4 Speckled Sussex & 2 BR. I also have 21 quail eggs that should hatch at the same time.

    Bil
     
  7. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOOD UPDATE!!

    As of right now we have 9 chickens that have hatched (3 BO, 3 RIR & 3 SS) with 4 of the remaining 5 eggs piping!!!

    And we have 14 out of the 21 quail eggs that have hatched!!!

    I think for a big power failure, that's not a bad outcome!!

    Bil
     
  8. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Good for you!!!

    Maybe you have a NEW solution!
     
  9. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Final count:

    13 out of 14 Chickens hatched
    14 out of 21 quails hatched.

    I'll take these percentages with a homemade incubator and the power going out!!!

    Bil
     
  10. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures pictures pictures....lets see the beautiful babies!!!!
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