I'm not going to panic, I will just solve the problem.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Damummis, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    We are under high wind warnings. Islands and peninsulas will get hit the hardest. I am on an island. That means more trees down, and power outages.

    The problem: just set 21 duck eggs and 2 goose eggs in incubator yesterday after Helga the hen-o-bator went on strike. If there is no electricity how do I keep them warm?

    Solution: Trying to figure that out right now. I do have a coal/wood stove. Right now I have my biggest and heaviest clay pots on top of tiles stacked on the stove. In the pot I have a couple more tiles. Also at this stage there is a slightly damp towel in the pot. I have a thermometer in the pot, a tile on top of the pot so there is ventilation.

    She is holding steady at 94*.

    Any ideas will be welcome.
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    What kind of bator do u have?
     
  3. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    Little giant still air
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    OK... that's good. Is it a 12 volt DC or 120 volt AC? That info should be on the tag stuck on the bator. Another way to tell is; does it have a power pack in the power cord or not? If it does, it's prolly 12 volt DC and that gives you more options.
     
  5. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Mid-Coast
    The tag says
    40 watt 110 volt AC
     

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