Emergency...power outage!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lickskillet, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

    527
    2
    141
    Jan 16, 2009
    Kentucky
    I live in Shepherdsville,Ky. All of our county is without power right now! I have 7 eggs in the bator, we lost power this morning. today is day 18 for the eggs, the humidity got down to 29 sometimes and the temp to 70. I was able to dig my way out of the snow and ice and came to my moms in Louisville. I brought the eggs and bator and plugged it in and after awile then put the eggs in. Here's my question. Will they still be OK? I candled while putting them back in, and can still see movement. Do I go on as planned and take the turner out and fill the water tray? Tonight at 5:00p.m. wil be the time for me to take the turner out, so let me have all the advice your willing to send my way!! TIA! Jennifer Will this set back the hatch time??
     
  2. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

    426
    4
    131
    Jul 5, 2008
    Galva, Kansas
    Yes go on as planned. Hoping for the best!!
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    11,744
    15
    321
    Apr 6, 2007
    Iceland
  4. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

    527
    2
    141
    Jan 16, 2009
    Kentucky
    Thanks you guys for your help! I guess I'll stay here till they hatch, I don't want to have to go through THAT again!! As soon as the snow melts, i'll be the first one at wally-world!! Thanks again, Jennifer
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    121
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:Awesome idea PC! [​IMG]
     
  6. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

    386
    2
    131
    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    Quote:Awesome idea PC! [​IMG]

    Assuming you have a full tank and a means of keeping it that way. No power in most places means no gas pumping either.
     
  7. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    I had 12 eggs on day 3 and our power went out too. We may have to wait until mid next week to get power back. They were all my mutts from my own flock and my first bator attempt so I'm not getting hyper about it but that just extends my wait.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    11,744
    15
    321
    Apr 6, 2007
    Iceland
    Quote:Awesome idea PC! [​IMG]

    Assuming you have a full tank and a means of keeping it that way. No power in most places means no gas pumping either.

    That is false. The average incubator consumes 40 watts of power.
    An inverter can run for hours off a car battery without the car running
    and the battery could then be fully charged by the vehicles alternator in
    10 minutes, consuming very little fuel. An 1/8 tank of gas could easily
    last a week. In addition, many gas stations, especially those along
    interstate highways, are required by Homeland Security to run backup
    generators.

    If something happened that would prevent the flow of fuel for longer than
    a few days an incubator full of eggs would not be a worry.
     
  9. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

    386
    2
    131
    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    Quote:Assuming you have a full tank and a means of keeping it that way. No power in most places means no gas pumping either.

    That is false. The average incubator consumes 40 watts of power.
    An inverter can run for hours off a car battery without the car running
    and the battery could then be fully charged by the vehicles alternator in
    10 minutes, consuming very little fuel. An 1/8 tank of gas could easily
    last a week. In addition, many gas stations, especially those along
    interstate highways, are required by Homeland Security to run backup
    generators.

    If something happened that would prevent the flow of fuel for longer than
    a few days an incubator full of eggs would not be a worry.

    Maybe true in your area. Not in mine. And I dont care how little it draines. If it is -20 to -30 out like we have here a lot this winter, I am not taking a chance on not getting that car started. Where I live it can truely be a matter of life or death.

    Not saying you are not right for you and many. I am saying folks should think before they accept any advise here or elsewhere and adopt it to their own lives as it makes sense.
     
  10. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    556
    5
    131
    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Look at it this way, what to you have to lose. It's been 18 days, there's no turning back now. Good Luck.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by