has anyones power ever gone off while incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by F50myster, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyones power ever gone off while incubating?
    just wondering...that would stink! specially during lockdown
     
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  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I had a power outage in lockdown right on the 18th day... really was not fun. The bator got down to 89° before we got the generator going. I lost 10 eggs to the power outage... I still had quite a few hatches though. Now we have the generator sitting ready to start up and I'm never leaving the house again at lockdown till hatch. [​IMG]
     
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  3. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Yep. Now I have the incubator plugged into a battery backup.
     
  4. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a power outage a few days ago on Day-17 for six hours, and the temperature dropped to 81 degrees, and the humidity rose to 64%. I don't know how many will hatch, but so far I have 14 out of 29, with two more zipping, so we'll see.
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a month ago I had a pile of eggs in the bator (day 2) and my boyfriend switched all the power off to wire up lights in the cattle shed. The eggs just kind of slipped our minds! Three hours later I remembered them and the bator was just about cold. I'm sure the eggs were still warm inside though. I carried the bator through and sat it on a chair in front of our stove until the power could be switched back on. Of the eight eggs, six were fertile and five hatched out fine, so I don't think it affected them any...
     
  6. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It is scary. Luckily, so far I've been home and been able to quickly wrap the incubator in blankets then run for the generator. It usually only about 15 minutes to get in place, fueled and going. The temp stays in the upper 90's having the extra insulation of the blankets.
     
  7. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thats cool that some still made it!!!
     
  8. NitaAZ

    NitaAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the power go out for 8 hours in the middle of the night. Unfortunately, being the middle of the night, I didn't event think about my incubator until I got up in the morning. And I still had a great hatch rate!
     
  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Last Thursday it went out for 53 hours. I had eggs in there that were 2 weeks along and it killed them all. [​IMG]

    I also had some eggs on just their third day. I'm waiting to see if they develope.
     
  10. F50myster

    F50myster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:im sorry for your loss [​IMG] i hope the rest develop and hatch! [​IMG]
     

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