incubating day 11 & had a power outage HEEELLLPPPP PLEASE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ventura974, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Ventura974

    Ventura974 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm incubating 12 eggs for my first time temp has been between 100° to 102° & humidity has been between 55% to 61%. My question is we had a power outage been without power for bout four hours now what can I do to help my eggs the temp has dropped to about 86° & the humidity has shot up to 88%. Will the eggs be ok? I candled them yesterday & they all looked like they were coming along fine. Please help.
     
  2. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    wht kind of bator do you have? still air or forced air?
     
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  3. DaftaboutDucks

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    Do you have a generator. We had a power outage(36 hours) when the chicks were under a week old & under heat lamp @ 95F. We have the generator to fall back on if we have another cause we have eggs in the bator now. From my reading I think that a few hours is ok. I hope someone with more incubating experience will answer you. This is only our second attempt @ incubating. My fingers are crossed for you. [​IMG]
     
  4. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might be time to use your body heat.I read about people sticking them in bras and shirts.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Don't give up. I have had that happen. Last winter on our coldest night we lost power. It was around 2 weeks into incubation. The power had already been off for a couple of hours when I discovered the power was off, my incubator temp was 78 degrees. Luckily I had a battery pack and an inverter. I plugged the incubator into it and got the temp back up. After a couple of more hrs the power came back on. I candled the eggs and saw movement. I still had a good hatch.
     
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  6. Ventura974

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    The incubator I have is home made out of styrofoam and a lightbulb. It's still air n I have sponges in water for humidity. I put a couple of tealights inside hopefully that will raise the temp a bit. Will keep yall posted. Wish I had a generator or a vattery pack so I could plug my bator in. Will keep ya'll posted.
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    do you have a quilt tht you can wrap around it? tht will hold temp for you and humidity [​IMG]
     
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  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    You can get a battery pack and inverter at Wal-Mart in the Auto Dept.
     
  9. Ventura974

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    Well finally got the power back around 4:30 this mornin. Kept the temp up around 93° w the help of tea lights and about 80% humidity. Will candle again tonight or tomorrow hopefully my chickies will be ok. Will lef u know what happens come hatching time. Thanks for all the tips ya'll
     

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