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HELP!! Major wind storm here. We just lost power and my eggs are supposed to go into lockdown tonight. What should I do?
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I have just discovered that Purebred Ameraucanas come in a variety with silkie feathers but are not mixes. I will have these. Someday.
Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
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HELP!! Major wind storm here. We just lost power and my eggs are supposed to go into lockdown tonight. What should I do?
Cover the incubator with a lot of blankets to keep in the heat. That's what I'd do, good luck. smile.png
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I have just discovered that Purebred Ameraucanas come in a variety with silkie feathers but are not mixes. I will have these. Someday.
They are cool, aren't they? I saw the silkied Ams when I first joined and was fascinated.
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Cover the incubator with a lot of blankets to keep in the heat. That's what I'd do, good luck. smile.png

I would also put some hot pad hand and feet warmers in the blankets to be sure they keep in heat. Or hot water bottles in the incubator, i'm sure one of the more experienced hatchers can give more info. Praying for your babies.
Edited by ambe0487 - 11/17/15 at 5:43pm
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HELP!! Major wind storm here. We just lost power and my eggs are supposed to go into lockdown tonight. What should I do?

many times I have seen people make it through these!!! just like gimmie just did!!! but please always.....

 

HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC

ITS THE SEASON! see post #522

 

this is that post.......

 

 


if the electric goes off, you have to do whatever you have to do to keep them warm, if you have to take them to someone that has electric or take them to the car to run them off the car battery. just be careful.

you should ALWAYS have a plan  and we also have a electric alarm if we loose electric!  you just plug it into an outlet and it sounds when you loose it! and its cheap!

 

$6.00

 

Automatic 120db Power Cut Failure Outage Alarm Waring Siren with LED Indicator

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Super+Loud+120db+Power+Out+Failure+Automatic+Alarm+Warning+Siren+Led+Indicato&_sacat=0

 

 

 

 

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 Hatching Eggs 101 - BackYard Chickens Community

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WHAT YOU CAN DO to save overheated or cold eggs! 

What Temperatures Kill In An Incubator?  

WHAT If the Power Goes Off?

 

To understand more about embryo viability & temperatures

Please refer to the following links…. 

http://metzerfarms.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-temperatures-kill-in-incubator.html

Brinsea ~ Temperature Guide

Temperature Chart pdf

BYC What to do if the power goes out!

http://www.theeggfarm.com/blog/2013/02/07/chick-resuscitation/

Some other ideas to help maintain heat in your incubator and great when you turn by hand is by adding some sterilized rocks,

or even several sealed jars with warm water or small ziplock baggies with warm water to fill the empty incubator spaces. 

A full incubator of eggs always helps maintain a steady temperature even if it’s not good for your chicken math!

Wagan SmartAC 210 Watt Power Inverter bag-of-rice-clipart-image.jpgdry rice heated on woodstove

 

handwarmers.jpg hot-water-bottle.jpeg?7489a8 


Edited by Sally Sunshine - 11/17/15 at 5:52pm
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HELP!! Major wind storm here. We just lost power and my eggs are supposed to go into lockdown tonight. What should I do?
Oh ****, that sucks. Hopefully power comes back quick. Hot water bottles, or the heating packs that you can get at the store and put in gloves could be used to help keep the temp up.
Edited by Saris - 11/17/15 at 5:41pm
Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
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HELP!! Major wind storm here. We just lost power and my eggs are supposed to go into lockdown tonight. What should I do?

Go back to post #522. Lots of good info there.

Eta- good luck! And dont panic!!
Edited by WVduckchick - 11/17/15 at 5:42pm
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
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HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522

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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
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I just candles some of my eggs.Day 17 lockdown tommorow.baby's are steel alive but,the pointed end u can Still see in it.veins are big,air cell right size,baby's are still moving.I thought the pointed end is suppost to be dark.Also their is no veins in the pointed end only the big end and atached to the chick and all.Thoughts anyone.???? :-) :-) :-)
Edited by chicken hawk 33 - 11/17/15 at 5:43pm
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