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Power outage and eggs due tomorrow! UPDATE 2 Trader Joes Chicks !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by namastemama, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. UPDATE #2 we have one chick who has sucessfully hatched! YeAY!!!!!

    UPDATE, OK I have a pip! Even after having no power for 8 hours! I am so excited I may just have one baby that makes it. Its peeping away. I am hatching in a brinsea. I am nervous because I have never hatched like this before. Is there anything I should be doing. you can see The pip in the top of the shell and its got other eggs around it, I usually hatch on the side, so is there anything I need to know?

    What can I do? Should I put the incubator outside? Its 110 out but about 100 in the shade. Its a brinsea so I don't think it will hold the temp for long. A transformer caught fire so I could be with out power for a long time.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its not good to have an outage while hatching. Do you have a power inverter to plug in to the car or a neighbor with power?
     
  3. No its out for like half the city. I wrapped the incubator in a blanket to insulate it. I don't know what else to do!
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    That wont hold heat in long an its not good for oxygen exchange.

    Is everything in your house that creates heat electric? There is probably several gallons of hot water in the hot water heater.

    Or drive it to the nearest house with a generator. You should be hearing them.
     
  5. [​IMG] And wrapping with a blanket won't allow for air circulation either ;(

    I'm hoping & praying for a really good outcome for you!
     
  6. Well there's no power anywhere at this point I didn't cover the air holes with the blanket. There not much I can do besides this. Should I count this hatch as gone or is a delayed hatch poissible?
     
  7. OMg I have a peeper!
     

  8. The chick has popped out of the top but it seems like its having trouble working its way out, should I help it, or will it eventually work its self out?
     
  9. Just to update we ended up getting one more shrink wrapped chick who hatched with a tiny bit of help of getting the mebrane wet again, the little guy did the job by its self. So even after a dramatic 12 ours with out power we still managed to get 2 eggs to hatch! And the kicker was these were Trader Joes eggs!
     

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