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Yes keep the newly hatched chicks away from those still zipping it waiting to zip.

Had a small scare Saturday. While we were at kids basketball games, a bad storm blew thru. Snapped a power line pole. We lost power for at least 3.5 hours. Incubator temp for down to 91. Took another hour or so before got back up to 100. Hoping I didn't lose any.

ep.gif They should be ok, look at it just like mother hen getting off the nest each day. I have a cool down option on my incubator that turns the heat off for an hour each day to replicate the hen leaving the nest to eat, drink etc.
post #182 of 773
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hoping.

 

I did candle Friday.  things were looking good for most.  marked air cells, when I could see them.  I had one or two looked like they may have blood rings, but difficult to tell for sure, because the eggs were the dark brown ones.

 

 

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Edited by Tumbling K - 1/18/16 at 4:05am
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In Nov. I had 2 power outages 7/8 hrs each and one 4hr. period, hubby turned off power to fix hot water heater. I still got 16/17.

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In Nov. I had 2 power outages 7/8 hrs each and one 4hr. period, hubby turned off power to fix hot water heater. I still got 16/17.

this was your first hatch?

 

lol.....that's kid of my concern, first hatch, inexpensive incubator, that obviously doesn't hold temp well with out the heat going.

post #185 of 773
I think they will be fine Bert, it takes more time for the egg to cool even though the incubator has.
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In Nov. I had 2 power outages 7/8 hrs each and one 4hr. period, hubby turned off power to fix hot water heater. I still got 16/17.

That's a great result thumbsup.gif
post #187 of 773
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Yes keep the newly hatched chicks away from those still zipping it waiting to zip.

Had a small scare Saturday. While we were at kids basketball games, a bad storm blew thru. Snapped a power line pole. We lost power for at least 3.5 hours. Incubator temp for down to 91. Took another hour or so before got back up to 100. Hoping I didn't lose any.

That is fine... It takes awhile for eggs to cool. Remember hens leave the nest to poop and eat. Don't stress

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 My daily ramblings on about nothing http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1011208/making-the-most-of-it

 

 

If you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at.

 

I speak in silly and smartypants....

 

A picture is always worth showing.

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post #188 of 773

I also had a power outage my first hatch.  Almost 48 hours!  But I got a generator hooked up to the incubator after about 18 hours.  Was sub-zero outside, temp in the bator got down to 65.  Delayed the hatch a day or so, but still had 4 ducks and 1 turkey hatch!   I now have a generator that I can drive on to my porch, run an extension cord out, and plug in!  :D

 

If you do a search, there are some suggestions somewhere about things you can do if your power goes out for extended periods of time.

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Yorkshire!  :frow  How are your beautiful polish babies?   (I sold mine  :hide)

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