Power Outage during Hatch, Emergency Incubator (Pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimnjay, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    We had a terrible blow last night and I had chicks hatching. Power went out around 3 AM and I had one chick out but the incubator started to cool. Around 4:30 I decided to try to rig up something that would keep the other eggs going. This photo is amazing considering the only light in the bathroom was from the candles under my double boiler. You can see I just put a baking rack over the styrofoam cooler that had two short candles under it. I put a wet sponge in the bottom pan and some rubbermaid shelf liner in the top pan. It got up to 98 and the eggs warmed up nicely. Power came on at around 7:30 and I waited for the HovaBator to come up to proper temp. to put the eggs back. I have other eggs in my TX-6 not due till the end of the week. I did not move them but I just could not see letting the hatching babies get so cold. They membrane did dry out quite a bit so at around 9:30 I helped two of them to hatch. They are still drying not and moving around ok. We will see how they do with their rough start.


  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Good job and quick thinking! I'd have been a complete basket case.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Sorta interesting? Were about 3 miles from each other an my power didn't go off till 3 hours after yours came back on. An then mine stayed off for 23 hours..

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