Expected power outage-what to do?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by drowe005, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a phone call from the power company today telling me that the power will be off on Thursday from 9am-1pm for service work. I've got 1 week old chicks in the brooder, and eggs in the incubator. What should I do? I've got hand Warmers?
     
  2. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either a generator or power inverter. If you have neither see if you can borrow one
     
  3. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is someone close that you can move them too for the day? depending on the weather there they could be okay with just a cover to keep the heat in but will you lose the house heat as well? Sorry ...
     
  4. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    generator(s) for rent ? try an equipment rental company or a company that rents lights for all night highway construction projects will rent generators
     
  5. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Harbor Freight has a 900W generator for sale for 129.99 and I was considering picking that up. Hopefully I could get some use out of it in the future.
     
  6. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    how many watts do you need? you might not have enough with a 900 watt generator.
     
  7. drowe005

    drowe005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 2 250W heat lamps on a dimmer swtich currently cut down at about half way, and the 40W incubator, so Ill be good this time. Hopefully if its ever needed in the future again, itll be big enough for the lights that Im using at that time.
     
  8. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds good, I put two microwave ovens on a 20 amp circuit, should have been good for 2000 watts (if I remember my electrical engineering class) the ovens added watts were 1700 but still popped the breaker.
     

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