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Temp drop to 70 on day 19... Are eggs toast?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hatchaholic, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Yesterday, my DH "accidentally" unplugged my hatcher and did not realize it until about an hour or so later. The temp had dropped to 70 and the humiditiy was about 50 when I got home. This happened early on day 19.

    Do you think they could have survived?

  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    all you can do is plug them in and keep on trying. If they did get that cold and live, it might take them an extra day or two to finish "cooking" and hatch, so don't give up at 21 anda half days... good luck!
  3. A1Blues

    A1Blues Chirping

    Oct 30, 2008
    I would leave the eggs in an extra 3 days at least. Check out my story on my website at http://www.geocities.com/A1JerseyGiants4u to see details on our Miracle hatches inspite of our 52 hour power outage. The eggs were due to hatch in 1 week and 2 weeks. Our incubator went from 100 degrees down to 72 degrees. Let me know if you have any other questions. Maria's Jersey Giants, Since 1976
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have had eggs get cold while the mommy was sitting on them before and they still hatched after I brought them into the house and put in the incubaotr. Just get it stable again and see what happens.
  5. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:I tried to follow the link, but got an error.

    Thanks, everyone, for the advice. Here's hoping that at least a couple of them made it....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Just hang in there and give them a good chance. Stranger things have happened! Best of luck [​IMG]
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    At day 19 the eggs are more hardy than we give them credit for !! It's better that this happend on day 19 and not 5. Keep em in there they still have a good chance !! They could be delayed so give em some extra time !! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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