Power out while incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tiegrsi, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Tiegrsi

    Tiegrsi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
    Burgaw, NC
    So...massive storms are headed my way apparently, and I have an incubator plugged in and I'm worried the power will go out. I don't have a non electrical source of heat here...but it's pretty warm (low 80's). How long can the eggs go at a lower temp before they will stop thriving? If it's just an hour or two, do you think they will be ok?
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    They should be ok for a few hours, don't try to keep them warm, if you just leave them, their development will slow until the heat turns on again

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