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What are the odds that my eggs will be alright?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    I have had my eggs in a partially functioning incubator since Monday morning 10 am. [​IMG] Do you think these eggs are going to have a chance at making it? The temps have been low almost all the time with occasional moments of being relatively warm. DO you think that with it being cool rather than hot they may be fine?
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Since hens don't always set consistently in the beginning, I think I'd go ahead and give them a shot! Don't give up hope! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:That's about 2 days.

    The odds are that they will have started to develop then died.

    On the other hand, if the incubator was partially operating very close to the right temp, they may well be fine.

    Candling at 7 and 10 days should tell you.
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Yeah, I'd wait and candle them at 7 days. How low were your temps?
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Quote:What has the temp range been? Regardless, I would give them a chance.
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    They'll probably be delayed abit because of the low temperatures. I'd candle at day 10 or later, just in case.
  7. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    The lowest was about 95 but most of the time they sat at about 97+ but less than 100 pretty much the whole time. [​IMG] Of course right now they are at 100 but there is no way to know if the stupid #%*^$ bator will stay there all night! [​IMG] I have 50 beautiful eggs in there that I have waited for and drooled over .... sigh.... guess we will just have to wait and see..... [​IMG]

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