Power cut

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Catherine22, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Catherine22

    Catherine22 New Egg

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    Hi all, tomorrow my electricity supply will be cut off for about six hours, will my eggs be done for? They are day 6?
     
  2. Catherine22

    Catherine22 New Egg

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    I have put in a request with poer company to provide me with a generator for them but not heard back yet!
     
  3. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be alright. Maybe try to insulate the outside of the incubator with a towel or something, being careful not to cut off airflow.
     
  4. Catherine22

    Catherine22 New Egg

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    Ok thanks, I'll wrap it up but leave the vent hole uncovered.
     
  5. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a lot longer for the internal egg temp to drop than it does for air temps to drop. Just resist peeking on them.
     
  6. Stewieb71

    Stewieb71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a clip of some of my eggs hatching after numerous power outages in quite cold conditions. Everything worked out fine even with temperature drops at various stages of development and for quite lengthy periods (much longer than 6 hours) I think they'll be just fine. Delayed a bit perhaps.

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    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015

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