leg bar eggs and power going out.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkymom, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. silkymom

    silkymom Songster

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    we have severe storm watch, high wind already, the power is flashing on and off, i have 24 cream leg bar , and a few mutts, ee-leg bar, cooking, how long and what temp do i have to put em under my shirt and wrap up, its 90 degrees here now, i dont want to lose them, [​IMG]

    i meant 24 total, some are ee hen. thanks all
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    At 90 degrees you'll probably be okay for a while. Throw a blanket over the incubator to keep in as much heat as you can. They can survive quite a bit of cooling, though they may hatch late.
     
  3. silkymom

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    thanks i just wondered how low it could go, they wer put in yesterday, we only expected rain,
     
  4. HenHoneyGirl

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    your eggs should be fine, I don't think you'll have to put them under your shirt! ;) but you can try and keep the incubator as warm as possible, as suggested above but the worst that could happen is your eggs might hatch a bit later than expected. [​IMG]
     
  5. silkymom

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    im ready with blankets, just wondered how far down thew temp can go before i take emergancy action, if the power goes out and stays out i cant get to you all, ????
     
  6. Pyxis

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    Do you have those little hand warmers you can put in your gloves and shoes in winter? I keep those on hand for power outages and they did the trick for me in the middle of January this year during a day long power outage. I only lost one egg. At 90 degrees ambient temperature I really don't think you're going to need to take any emergency action. They'd be fine for at least a few hours, probably longer.
     

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