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Sooo, if the electric goes out and I had a way to put hot water in some bottles, it might help? As long as the bottle would be away from the eggs?

If the electricity goes out, depending on the type of bator you have, you are better off not opening it. Adding hot water bottles after the fact will be difficult to control the temp. 

 

The eggs will survice a few hour outage.

 

I have an 12V to 110V inverter for a car hooked up to a marine battery (actually a bank of them) for extended outages


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If I could have read this yesterday I might have had some answers.    Last night lightening struck an electric pole across and down the street about 100 yds.  Sixty thousand homes without power.  Bad for me because we are fully electric.  No water, no toilet, no A/C, no lights, TV or internet, no stove.   AND my 'bator was off for 14 hrs.  Sitting at 75 degrees.  My 15 White Plymouth Rocks were on day 19.    Sick about it but I left it running until I hear feedback.    This is what I worry about.  I live with DD and family and they have no comprehension of what to do other than go to a motel.    Clint ran out and bought a generator for the dog boarding shop.  He was afraid that someone would come by and steal it so he slept in his truck.   Aimee put a pic on FB about the lengths he goes through for the puppies.  So I spent the rest of the night before bed sitting in my chair with my headband light on and read my nook.  Aimee walked by and said that was about the most ignorant thing she ever saw.  :lau What can I say, I love to read.   

Is Aimee your daughter? :(

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If I could have read this yesterday I might have had some answers.    Last night lightening struck an electric pole across and down the street about 100 yds.  Sixty thousand homes without power.  Bad for me because we are fully electric.  No water, no toilet, no A/C, no lights, TV or internet, no stove.   AND my 'bator was off for 14 hrs.  Sitting at 75 degrees.  My 15 White Plymouth Rocks were on day 19.    Sick about it but I left it running until I hear feedback.    This is what I worry about.  I live with DD and family and they have no comprehension of what to do other than go to a motel.    Clint ran out and bought a generator for the dog boarding shop.  He was afraid that someone would come by and steal it so he slept in his truck.   Aimee put a pic on FB about the lengths he goes through for the puppies.  So I spent the rest of the night before bed sitting in my chair with my headband light on and read my nook.  Aimee walked by and said that was about the most ignorant thing she ever saw.  :lau What can I say, I love to read.   

I have had power outages that long and had some eggs survive prior to my back up system.

 

A styro bator only pulls 40 watts. If you have a PC UPS you can ger a few hours out of it - just wrap the styro in lots of towels to keep the heat in and thus no thave the thermostat turn the heat on as often.


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A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils wee.gif.  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils wee.gif.  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

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Originally Posted by ozexpat View Post
 

I have had power outages that long and had some eggs survive prior to my back up system.

 

A styro bator only pulls 40 watts. If you have a PC UPS you can ger a few hours out of it - just wrap the styro in lots of towels to keep the heat in and thus no thave the thermostat turn the heat on as often.


I did put a blanket on it.  We'll see in another 2-3 days.   But I see what you mean about the PC

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Just keep air flow to it, it'll be fine. I've had broodies off eggs in the middle of winter for hours (and a Maine winter is nothing to scoff at) and everything hatched.

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A lonely blue girl guards the riverbed, she shakes her brown torch at the tide...

 

 

 

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