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#1 2013-04-12 15:27:28

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
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I hope they will be okay

Faced with a ice storm looming we decided we would have to move our Incubator with eggs on Day 2 of Lockdown into the house. Our thoughts were that they stood a better chance of surviving in the house where it is that much warmer.
Anyway we had to take the eggs out of the incubator and race into the house with them. I don't think the temp change was dramatic enough to harm them but what impact would breaking lockdown have done? :banginghead:
It was a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. So now I'm chewing my fingernails and worrying....:nervous:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#2 2013-04-12 18:51:24

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: I hope they will be okay

fingers crossed that they will be ok. everybody stay warm and safe up there.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#3 2013-04-12 19:12:46

mikencarol
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
Posts: 204

Re: I hope they will be okay

.............LL...Hope everyone and everything is OK.  That is the worst part of this hobby/business.the uncertainty of the power supply.  I have 3 durn generators and power inverters for both vehicles............stay warm...thinking about youa'll.......Mike


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#4 2013-04-12 20:08:00

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: I hope they will be okay

They'll be fine LL, don't fret. Broodies don't have lock down, and they get off the nest from time to time.

I think the most important part of lock down is to keep us from dropping the humidity when pipping has started and the chick has exposed the shell membrane... I've noticed when removing the fluffies from the hatcher, that the empty shells sound like rice crispies - crinkling and popping as they dry out... going from the mid 60% to the low 20% RH.

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#5 2013-04-12 23:11:39

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: I hope they will be okay

Let us know how the hatch goes LL.  Sure no expert but I think as long as no one was pipping and you got them back into the right temp and humidity fast....


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#6 2013-04-13 06:07:48

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: I hope they will be okay

Keep us posted and good luck. I am sure it will be ok. :happycrowd"

XOX Monika

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#7 2013-04-13 11:39:15

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: I hope they will be okay

Oh good luck LL.  Fingers crossed XX   I still only have two hatched from mine, I candled the remaining eggs last night and there is movement but this is day 23 so I am not sure if they will hatch at all :nervous:
PG I have only the one hatch from your eggs so far, it may be an only child :(

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#8 2013-04-14 14:24:35

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: I hope they will be okay

Hey LL how are those eggs doing???  Hope they are OK!!!

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#9 2013-04-14 15:18:25

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: I hope they will be okay

What a disaster. We are still without power. Lost all the eggs but two. One is doing fine but the other one is very iffy. Great timing for an ice storm and power outage. Older chicks are doing okay, propane heater is keeping them warm just a bit light deprived, a bit like us. Have to admit this is getting a little old being without power since 9:30 Friday night and none in sight until Monday afternoon


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#10 2013-04-14 16:19:29

picis peeps
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From: saskatoon
Registered: 2012-07-16
Posts: 108

Re: I hope they will be okay

So sorry to hear that Lindy, how disapointing for you.  DH was so concerned about power outtages here he went and bought a generator.  Never mind about keeping the house warm, gotta keep them chicks warm (oh and the pumps running so we dont get flooded by snow melt)
Would love to see some pictures of the chicks that have already hatched.

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#11 2013-04-14 18:09:47

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: I hope they will be okay

Oh dear, that is terrible news, so sorry!  Let me know if Micah and I can do anything!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#12 2013-04-14 18:19:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: I hope they will be okay

Oh Lynn how disappointing :sad:  Tell DH to get that old kerosene incubator going!!!  Then you don't have to worry about the power :thumbs:

I think I heard on the news that you should be up and going by this evening in your area.

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#13 2013-04-14 18:39:37

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: I hope they will be okay

:( I'm sorry LL...  rough going. :hug:

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#14 2013-04-15 00:19:27

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 334

Re: I hope they will be okay

:(  Sorry to hear about that too.  :hug:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#15 2013-04-15 02:02:44

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: I hope they will be okay

:hug: sorry LL about the eggs and all the trouble this nasty weather is causing. I hope things improve quickly. Did you get your power back tonight?

XOX Monika

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#16 2013-04-15 03:06:53

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: I hope they will be okay

We finally got power restored this afternoon and my one sickly chick just died. I didn't think it was going to make it as it still couldn't stand tonight. That was a really bad hatch for sure. I wouldn't be doing anymore this year but I know here I can get chicks from.


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#17 2013-04-15 10:33:36

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: I hope they will be okay

Oh that's so sad about the chick :hug:

LL if you want some chicks I will be firing up the incubator one last time after May 6th and I can put some of my eggs in there for you =D

My hatch was a bit better out of the 8 that went to lockdown of eggs from Poplar Girl 4 made it and 4 didn't.  I cracked them open and one had pipped through the membrane but not the shell, one it's head was at the small end of the egg and two never pipped through the membrane.  Still think it had to do with the power out for those few hours even though I did my best to keep them warm and moist. :sad:

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#18 2013-04-15 11:42:32

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: I hope they will be okay

Thanks Paula we can have a chat about that on our :roadtrip:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#19 2013-04-15 11:59:49

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: I hope they will be okay

Oh so sorry for all the losses up there, you got it bad! :( The storm was heading our way, Nova Scotia, for this weekend, but we were lucky.  We only got a covering of snow and a little hail and then cold rain all weekend.  We were complaining about not being able to work on the new piece for our chicken coop.  We are thankful now.

Hope things start looking up from now on.  Best of luck.:hug:

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#20 2013-04-15 17:09:46

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: I hope they will be okay

Lindy Lou wrote:

Thanks Paula we can have a chat about that on our :roadtrip:

:group talking: :excited: :roadtrip: =D.  Think that says it all!!!

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