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Purpletaco
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« on: May 27, 2009, 11:00:58 AM »

When I went to bed last nite my Kuhl Incubator was working fine.  Temp. 99.5 as it has been for 19 days.  When I woke up the temp was at 70 degrees.  I have no idea how long it was at this temp.   I hurried up and put my 3000 eggs in the bottoms of my GQF's and my hatcher to keep them warm.  I had them back to temp quickly.  My question is this.  Is there any chance that the chicks in the eggs are still alive??  If so do I still have to turn them being on day 19??  I broke a couple of the eggs in the shuffle.  So I checked them out.  The blood was still bright red.  But I couldn't be sure if their was any movement in the chicks.  I thought one moved but I wasn't for sure.    Just curious if any of you have had this problem before.  I was going to build a regular hatching room this spring and keep the temp up so if something like this happened I wouldn't lose my chicks.  But my wife got hospitalized for a month right before hatching season.  So I can't get it done until next year.  What do you guys do to remedy this??

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curt
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 11:19:36 AM »

Curt
Have had close to same experience with storms knock out electricity but no where to go with the eggs.
Our night time temp was 75
Cracked door open just a small amount to release gas being released from eggs.
The hatch was set back 3 days .
Hatched 725 out of 1000 Bob White eggs.
They are stronger than i expected with little loss after 2 weeks.
It was a suprise to me i had written off the hatch
Good luck
Larry Lain
www.doublelquailfarms.com
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Purpletaco
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 01:15:39 PM »

Should I still rotate the eggs at this point.  Today is day 20 and this happened yesterday.

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Curt
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 01:48:25 PM »

Sorry about your luck   uo2  What kind of chicks do you have?  When is scheduled hatch?
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 03:16:51 PM »

Ringnecks.  The hatch was scheduled for saturday.

Curt
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2009, 11:06:31 AM »

I once had a similar experience and everything turned out fine. The hatch may be delayed just a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2009, 11:04:16 PM »

Same thing happened to my first Bob White hatch (x100). I think I posted a pic in the new member section. It was about day 17(ish) and the electricity went off around 2am. Had nowhere to put them and being a newbie, I never opened the incubator to let them breathe. I was fixated on temperature.  ck1 The power wasn't restored until 11am  the next morning.

It was a 94% hatch.  j1

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 01:15:38 AM »

Curt, Sure hope the news is good on your hatch.
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