Help! Power Outage with My Incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redbuffalo, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. redbuffalo

    redbuffalo In the Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    I just started a dozen araucana eggs in my Hova Bator two days ago. The power went out last night sometime after 10 pm. When I checked the eggs this morning, the power was out and the temp gauge was down in the low 80's. I got them back up to 99.5 pretty quick but am concerned I may have killed the embryos:( Very sad. Has anyone had a similar experience and had the chicks make it out OK?

  2. killer

    killer Songster

    they will be ok. don't worry.
  3. meraucanamomma

    meraucanamomma In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2009
    Forsyth, GA
    Our power went out a couple of months ago, do too a lot of snow. We live in GA. And it was about 2 hours later before we could get the incubator turned back on. We pulled our car close to the front door and used our inverter to turn the incubator back on until the power came back. The power didn't come back on for over 8 hours. But in the end it worked we had 20 eggs in there and 13 hatched. With my experience I think you will be ok. But I am still new at this and I would get someone else's opinion. Good luck with your hatch. I am sending you Chickie vibes. [​IMG]:fl:fl:fl:fl

    [​IMG] RaNae [​IMG]
  4. killer

    killer Songster

    3 or 4 hours of high heat is a lot worse the 3 or 4 hours of lower temps.
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    They will be fine, I had power outage for two days and had a good hatch.

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