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Power Outage May Be Expected... [A Bit Urgent]

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Hi fellow BYCers, here in Southeast Texas we are having storms come in Saturday night, which is a large problem because I have some quail eggs in incubation, I think they may be at day 4 or 6, not for sure. They are Tuxedo Button Quail Eggs, and due to their size I have heard they react to changes in tempiture quite quickly..

I have never had this problem so I do not know what to do or how to keep them warm if the electricity does go out... I need help on what to do ASAP if it does go out.. last time it went out it was out for a good 24 hours...


Edited by TheNeonPanther - 10/23/15 at 7:23pm

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

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Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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That is tricky, we had  our incubator loose power for 3 hrs but the eggs were okay:jumpy........those were also chicken eggs though, I don't know about quail eggs............You will have to absolutely keep it closed and warm but, i am not sure can't think of something to help, maybe someone else can help.:/  Hope your eggs do okay :fl 

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8 RIR's
2 Silkies
4 Polish
5 goats
2 dogs
1 rabbit
And still counting!
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Originally Posted by Jchicken311 View Post
 

That is tricky, we had  our incubator loose power for 3 hrs but the eggs were okay:jumpy........those were also chicken eggs though, I don't know about quail eggs............You will have to absolutely keep it closed and warm but, i am not sure can't think of something to help, maybe someone else can help.:/  Hope your eggs do okay :fl 

Thank you, luckily the power lines here are strong, so I am hoping for the best! :fl

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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So, how did it go? Did you lose power? Hope all is well with your eggs....
I live in Maine and we are going to be entering storm season pretty soon. I decided to look into battery back up heaters, just in case. Here's a link to one I just purchased online. I'll be building a basic back up bator with this. Hopefully I won't have to use it, but....
I know Texas has some phenomenal storms, so maybe this can be useful to you or anyone else who read this!!!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/incukit-dc-for-desktop-egg-incubator-proportional-thermostat-fan-heater-combo
Edited by caesargirl - 10/25/15 at 5:04pm
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So, how did it go? Did you lose power? Hope all is well with your eggs....
I live in Maine and we are going to be entering storm season pretty soon. I decided to look into battery back up heaters, just in case. Here's a link to one I just purchased online. I'll be building a basic back up bator with this. Hopefully I won't have to use it, but....
I know Texas has some phenomenal storms, so maybe this can be useful to you or anyone else who read this!!!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/incukit-dc-for-desktop-egg-incubator-proportional-thermostat-fan-heater-combo

We got VERY lucky, the transformer blew up on the street behind us, but somehow our power stayed up!

Thank you for the link! :hugs

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply

Hello. I am The Neon Panther but I wished to be called Kae or Crazy Quail Lady. But you can call me anything! :)

Some of my favorite animals are Dogs, Quails, Pigeons, Starlings and of course, Chickens!!!

EXTRAS TO MY SIGNATURE!! (Click to show)
I currently live in , Texas and own 5 quail 100% under my care.
RIP Lucky, Puffball (button quails) and Snickers, who is the reason I'm here.
Reply
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