Georgia power outage - Day 20 hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by katiek, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. katiek

    katiek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2008
    Wildwood, GA
    So last night, the power went out. My eggs are supposed to hatch tomorrow, and they went about 20 hours with no heat.

    I'm sure that it's a lost cause, but I'm keeping them in the bator, hoping for the best.

    Wish me luck!
  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Cartersville, Ga.
    That's a nightmare for someone with a bator full of eggs. Hopefully they will still hatch. Good luck to you. [​IMG] Keep us posted.
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    did you put comforters over the incubator and not open it?
    it may make it hope so
    a portable generator is a good thing
    they are gas powered and hook up to a extension cord then brought cord into your incubator
  4. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had the same thing happen today----mine was out for 8 hours. I'm keeping them but I'm so bummed. Good Luck--if they hatch post some pics!!
  5. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    I am with you. Mine was out for 8 hours today. I candled a few a minute ago and they were moving, so I know some survived! I am happy about that but I am not sure how many perished. I will candle them all tomorrow probably.
  6. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    What day are you on LocoPollo?
  7. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe get a vehicle power inverter and run it off a car battery?
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Quote:That's exactly my plan. My 'bator only draws about 47-50 watts - that's with a turner and a fan - and I have a 300watt inverter that plugs into the lighter in my car. 100 watt inverters are fairly inexpensive, too, and would be plenty for most 'bators, LG's and Hovabators, anyway. I don't know about a bigger one, and homemade ones will vary depending on what you install in them.

    In the event of something happening that would prevent my using the car as an emergency power source, I'd most likely have bigger problems than the eggs to worry about.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I've got the car thing. If perchance....

    But we usually only loose power in July, August and September... during the monsoon season.
  10. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Ellijay, GA
    Quote:Mine are on day 15 and day 11.

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