worried @ day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jo-Anne White, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Jo-Anne White

    Jo-Anne White Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all

    Ok so today is day 18 for my chicken eggs in my homemade incubator but lat night we had a power failure & it was out for seven hours!!! I kept the eggs warm as best I could, do you think they might have a chance? Or are they dead?

    Thanks Jo
     
  2. Sclark73

    Sclark73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you can do is see it thru and what happens happens. I've had them make it thru the worst circumstances. Personally I would candle them, as I do on lockdown, but many may opt against this. It can't hurt anymore than the power outage. At least you will see if theirs movement in them.
     
  3. Jo-Anne White

    Jo-Anne White Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there
    Thank you I candled as you suggested but no movement [​IMG]

    later once the eggs had warmed up again I removed them from the egg box I had them in during incubation for lock down & placed them in a tray in the incubator ready for hatching half a hour later all 25 eggs started shaking & rolling about quite vigorously [​IMG]
    I am so pleased now all I have to do is wait for Sunday, [​IMG]

    I know that they still might not all hatch but I'm optimistic, Thank you so much for your advise

    Jo
     
  4. kmollyhughes

    kmollyhughes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the same boat...but with a broody. She got back on the wrong nest and her eggs were cold when I found them. Put her back on....thank god I have two other broody girls sitting on eggs too. Mine are due Wednesday or Thursday. Good luck on your hatch!! ***fingers crossed****
     
  5. Jo-Anne White

    Jo-Anne White Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you & good Luck[​IMG]
     
  6. JohanSureHatch

    JohanSureHatch New Egg

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    Great news! We had a client recently with the same dilemma, as we have quite frequent power outages in Africa, but we have found in the end it is about how well the machine is sealed. We must also remember that in nature the mother hen does not always sit on the eggs and nature has designed them to be quite resilient.
     
  7. Jo-Anne White

    Jo-Anne White Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there

    Only six out of the twenty eggs hatched, but they are so cute & its my first hatch so I don't mind, really enjoyed the experience.
     
  8. Sclark73

    Sclark73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not bad considering the circumstances.
     
  9. Jo-Anne White

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    Thanks
     

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