Its hatch day and our incubator stopped working!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mcnaughton6, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. mcnaughton6

    mcnaughton6 Just Hatched

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    Help! its hatch day and our incubator stop working. We lost one chick already :( We put the rest of the eggs in the bath room with a heat lamp and hot mist humidifer and one more egg hatched. Any others ideas? How much humidity needs to be in the air?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Ideally at least 65% or higher is a good humidity for hatch. I think what you are doing is a pretty fair substitute if you can keep the temp and humidity up. Running a hot shower would also add to humidity if you need more.
     
  4. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Praying for your hatch. I know you are probably stressing. You are doing everything you can without a Bator. Are you able to go to the feed store and grab a replacement? What about a heating pad?!
     
  5. mcnaughton6

    mcnaughton6 Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the input. We were a bit panicked this morning. We have had 3 chicks hatch since my post and 2 eggs are moving now. Such a relief!!
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    I had the power go out once, put my eggs in an egg carton in the oven on the top tray & bowl of water under/second tray with candles in a tray under the bowl of water, kept the oven door cracked open & PRAYED! Power was off for several hours and they all hatched a few days later! We do improvise when having to....Glad to hear they're hatching, enjoy the peeps
     
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  7. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my power went out night before hatching,all froze
     
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh my, so sorry to hear about that.
     
  9. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea. Wish I would of heard it before I lost 14 eggs to the ice storm. Snow storm Jonas knocked out my power for three days.
     
  10. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all electric, the,power, was off 2 days,my grandson had my flash light.Trees were across the road.MY gennis 1588 has a adapter, that can be bought that hooks to a 12 volt battery,I havent[​IMG]'t got one yet.They were all silkies eges,broke my heart.[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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