With our latest batch of hatching eggs all was going well until the first night of lockdown. We were scheduled to be home that evening from our family Easter gathering and on the way home, our area was hit with some storms. We had a power outage of unknown duration, which we discovered upon returning home. Power had been restored before we got home, but not knowing how long it was out had us a little worried about our eggs. The final 3 days of hatching is a lockdown period where you do not open the incubator. The reason for this is that temperature and humidity are extremely important and even slight variations can cause late term death of the chick. We were very worried when we hit the end of day 21 with no piping. We were sure that the power outage had caused us to lose all of our soon-to-be new chicks. But, we are happy to report that as of this morning we have two pipped eggs which means we should have 2 new baby chicks at a minimum within the next 24 hours. We are super excited that at least a couple of the eggs survived and we now have hope for the others as well. Stay tuned, baby chicks on the horizon!
Update: All 6 eggs pipped and two have hatched!