New England blizzard - hope we don't lose power!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nab58, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Connecticut and am currently on day 7 with incubating 7 eggs. We're expecting about 3 feet of snow over the next day with strong winds and thunder snow! I so hope we don't lose power. We have a generator but will not run it continuously so I'm afraid the eggs would suffer.
    Anyone else with potential of blizzard impacting their incubating eggs or chicks?
     
  2. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've heard of some women incubating eggs inside their bra.
    [​IMG] It was only a suggestion . . .
     
  3. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha hahahaha.....that's a hilarious thought! Good thing I'm only incubating 7! Even so, don't know where I'd put them all!
     
  4. MightyDucksVT

    MightyDucksVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live up here in Vermont and I'm also on day 7 with some duck eggs in the incubator. If the power goes out leave the eggs alone (openning and closing things will just make the heat escape faster). Most eggs can handle, even benefit, from a cooling during the day. Like when the hen goes to get food or for a swim. However, I would be concerned if the outage last longer than a few hours.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/689897/im-incubating-what-do-i-do-if-the-power-goes-out
     
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  5. MightyDucksVT

    MightyDucksVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side note, do you have a Brinsea Mini?
     
  6. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do. I'm on my second hatch with it.
     
  7. MightyDucksVT

    MightyDucksVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thought so, that is what I have too. This is my 5th hatch with my mini advanced. I have had great success with it and love it. I want to upgrade to the octagon 20 once breeding comes into full swing this Spring. Hope you are surviving the blizzard! [​IMG]
     

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