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i have new eggs for the incubator buttt?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KWAK, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Songster

    Feb 2, 2009
    should i wait for the storm to pass?!?!?!? we are supposed to be getting at least 10 inches!!!!! and they predict power to go out?

  2. critterranch

    critterranch Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Red Creek, New York
    where are u? why would 10 inches of snow cause your power to go out? 10 inches a day is normal here lol.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2011
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Wow, that is alot of snow.
    Eggs stay verile for up to 10 days after that they drastically start to loose fertility.
    Do you have a back up generator so yoy don't freeze too?
    Hope you weather through ok.
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If you're in the ice path I would wait till Wednesday. The ice will be done by then.
    We're bracing for power outages across Missouri and Illinois.
    We could get up to 2 inches of ice and then 1-2 feet of snow.
    It only takes 1/2 inch of ice to lose power. That's the equivalent of 500 pounds on each wire between each set of power poles. Then when the wind hits which is supposed to be 40mph Wed. and Thu.
    On top of that Thursday is supposed to get down to -5.
  5. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    what's snow...???

    go to home depot and rent a generator for fridge and incubator... last time our light was out for 18 hours, but i wasn't incubating... i was worried about my fish tanks... the temp dropped to 60° and i lost a yellow tang and some nice corals... [​IMG]

    my neighbors rented got a generator and used it for his bigger fish tank and fridges... the next day we took it back... LOL... don't do that... i got mad... rent one just in case...

    OR OR OR OR OR...

    get a 12V transformer from radioshack or maybe walmart... take battery out of the car, and use that... or get a huge cord running from your car to the bator...

    good luck...

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