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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Victamon21, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Victamon21

    Victamon21 New Egg

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    I have an incubator n my power is out on day 21 the chicks are all ready starting to hatch and the power is out sk the incubator will be off for atlest 12 hours from wat im told will all my chicks die because of this
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I think they'll be OK depending on what you do. They are generating some of their own heat now. Don't block the air holes but for the time being wrap the incubator with towels or cardboard.
    Turn the heat up in the room where the incubator is. Put a drop light or heat lamp close to the incubator.

    ETA
    Here's a good read for you.

    http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/Advice/PowerOff.aspx
     
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  3. Victamon21

    Victamon21 New Egg

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    Thank you that was a very help full article
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Chickencanoe has left you some great advice and a superb link. I had this happen once nearing the end of an incubation. It was only for 3 hours though and the chicks hatched fine.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your eggs :fl

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Keep us posted on how your hatch turns out.

    Good luck!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can you use a hot water bottle, covered with towels to keep the babies warm?
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Good point. I wasn't thinking when I talked about the lamps.
    Heating water bottles and putting them in the incubator will help.
    They'll have to be changed fairly often.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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