Originally Posted by uzisuzuki
Unfortunately, they might not develop into anything because Untied Power is crap & our power is out. You know, now that the storm is done in our area & the snow is melting. They had the snottiest customer service rep tell me that it was an "act of God" & the power wouldn't be restored for hours.
Do any of you have tips on what I can do to try to prevent the chicks from dying of the cold? The last two are still in the incubator & I don't know if I should leave them in there without the fan circulating air, but I know they aren't dry yet. I'm officially panicking. They were expensive eggs & took a lot of hard work to hatch. Not to mention, the last three are definitely not hatching now.
I'm just really angry since every time a squirrel farts, it's an "act of God" & United Power can't get their equipment working for hours. All they give are excuses & rudeness. The roads are fine, the weather isn't even close to as bad as it was yesterday.
I can only think of two, "long term", suggestions. The quickest is a portable generator. Ours is 8500 watts, and I can run the whole house on it. A tank of gas runs for 4 to 5 hours.
The other is a lot more expensive. Slap some solar collectors on the roof and have the power company pay you for the energy that you produce. You'll want to have a Deep Well battery backup system, so that on days like today you will still have power even though the grid is down.
But on the short term...power generator...Home Depot or Lowes will have them.