The incubator was unplugged! Will they survive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sharonsh, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. sharonsh

    sharonsh New Egg

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    I just noticed the incubator was unplugged and I believe it may have been unplugged for two days. The chicks were due to hatch today. Will any survive? I sure hope so.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Two days is long time you might be lucky. But that long with out heat is a iffy if any hatch.[​IMG]
     
  3. wolfandfinch

    wolfandfinch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what day were you on?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I had 2 chicks hatch this week after a power out lasting most of Sunday and Monday. The eggs were quite cold, but it didn't seem to harm or bother the chicks at all. They sure are tough little things! Best of luck and fingers crossed they'll hatch for you.
     
  5. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle the eggs for movement and blood vessels. If you see it, put them back in and wait.

    If it was unplugged for two days, give them all two extra days to hatch. I've had a power outage during the middle of incubation, for roughly the same amount of time. The chicks developed and hatched just fine... two days late.

    I'm not quite so sure about the END of the incubation period. But if there's a sign of life right now, they'll probably recover.
     

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