Power out for 3 hrs. Update!!! Hatch report

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by perrym1962, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My power went out this morning from 5:00 am till 8:30 am. I was gone to work, but my dw called me when the power came back on. I candled a few when I got home from work and they are still moving around really good. 14 of them are 13 days along and the other 90 are 10 days along. So maybe they will be ok....[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    We lost power during the snow storm for over 5 hours. Only lost 3 eggs out of 15
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    mine got cold and it didnt hurt them to high a heat is worse
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They will be fine.......
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Yup [​IMG]
     
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Timely thread. We are expecting bad weather tonight, a little bit of every thing and I was concerned, well, I still am. I'm going to try not to lose sleep over it. We survived the wind the other day.
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:You can buy a 500 watt battery backup at Staples for $50. Most bators are only 40 watts
    so it can give you an hour of heater time if you ration the power.
     
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:You can buy a 500 watt battery backup at Staples for $50. Most bators are only 40 watts
    so it can give you an hour of heater time if you ration the power.

    NOW you tell me!! I'm am not going back out there now!
     
  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:You can buy a 500 watt battery backup at Staples for $50. Most bators are only 40 watts
    so it can give you an hour of heater time if you ration the power.

    NOW you tell me!! I'm am not going back out there now!

    Keep some rocks baking in the oven at the lowest heat possible. You can put them
    in the bator to hold the temp. Use rocks around the size of a tennis ball and careful
    styrofoam melts real easy. You can also keep a pot of water on the stove at 180 degrees
    but water won't hold temp for long. If power is out for an extended time you can use
    your gas grill to heat the rocks and rotate them through.

    Then there is the body heat concept. Ever get broody???
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:The grill is ready to go. I figured I could heat water on it then out it in something that won't melt and put it in there. Rocks sound like a good option. We certainly have those around here!
     

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