Power out what to do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bobbieschicks, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    4,509
    103
    261
    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Our power out now 13 minutes is hatch bad or will it be okay.

    Is there anything I should do or just leave alone and pray for power again.

    So frustrating.
     
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    They will be fine. DO NOT open the bator. At all. If the incubator temp drops, then you can wrap it in blankets. It will take HOURS for an egg temp to drop enough to kill them.

    Remember that the air temp in the bator does not always equal the internal egg temp.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    4,509
    103
    261
    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Thanks I just pray the power comes on soon. Must be all this rain causing issues.

    About to run out of battery power on iPhone too.
     
  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    4,509
    103
    261
    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Power just came back on and bator temp is 98 so hopefully no worries.
     
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Glad to here your power is back on but for future reference...I wrapped my bator in a down quilt. The power was out for 8 hrs. I didn't loose any because of it. Had a dud and an early quitter. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  6. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    667
    9
    111
    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Quote:Remember the (Hen) the original way, she gets off the nest to get water /food /and do poop /etc The ones i've been around don't have a watch and they do fine....cva34
     
  7. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    4,509
    103
    261
    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Quote:Remember the (Hen) the original way, she gets off the nest to get water /food /and do poop /etc The ones i've been around don't have a watch and they do fine....cva34

    so true! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    4,509
    103
    261
    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    Quote:Good idea for next time - and I'm sure there will be a next time [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by