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Can an incubator be damaged by cold temps in transit?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by donkeycong2, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. donkeycong2

    donkeycong2 New Egg

    Jan 1, 2014
    I just order a Genesis 1588 Hova Bator last night, and I'm wondering whether the below freezing temps in my area will damage the incubator in any way on its way here. I live in Chicago and its been in the teens, should I be concerned, or am I just being paranoid? Thanks [​IMG]
  2. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2013
    I think you are fine. Its just the same as any electrical device. People ship phones, computers, etc through the mail in the winter with no problems. I would think it would have to get really cold..like in the -'s to hurt anything like that.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree with the above. I had a new oven delivered in sub freezing temps, it works just fine. Same with electronics.
  4. donkeycong2

    donkeycong2 New Egg

    Jan 1, 2014
    Thats true, I've just had bad luck with incubators so far. I ordered a mini eco in November and after only 1 hatch the thermostat broke, so hopefully this time i'll have a little more luck [​IMG]

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