Laura sent me this question.
"Hi, my duck eggs are a week from hatching, I came home to find a powercut it had been of for nearly 7 hrs,will my eggs still be ok? Laura."
My response was:
Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving your comment. I am sorry to hear that you have had a powercut.
Were the eggs still warm when you discovered the power was off? If so then you may still get the eggs to hatch. Lots of things can affect the hatch.
The temperature in the incubator would take abit of time to cool down and also if a duck was sitting on the eggs the duck does still get off the eggs for periods of time so if the eggs didn’t cool down too much then you may get some to still hatch.
Good luck with the hatch and let me know how you get on. Once they have got back up to the correct temperature for a day or two you could then candle the eggs. http://farmingfriends.com/candling-eggs/
Sara @ farmingfriends"
Does anyone have any advice for Laura?
Sara @ farmingfriends