Battery operated incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by elaine brits, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. elaine brits

    elaine brits New Egg

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    In South Africa we have load shedding and electricity goes out. We need to be able to back up incubator with battery power. Can you give me any advice. Regards Elaine
     
  2. IceAngel

    IceAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you in an area with a lot of sun? Perhaps you can get a solar panel that can provide you with power when the electricity goes out. Perhaps you can find ways to insulate the incubator, so that the heat is retained longer. The other suggestion I would have is to surround it with gallon jugs of warm water. Water cools off more slowly than air.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Do you use an alternative power source for other items when the power is out - such as a generator? In a situation where you do not have a reliable source of power your next best option may be to select breeds that are naturally inclined to broodiness (or even cast around your local area to find someone with a perpetually broody bird or two that they don't want due to lack of production) and go the more natural route which is not electrically dependent.
     
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