power outage I'm on day 3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jphendrix, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The power went out this morning at abt 6 am. My eggs are on day 3. I have 38 eggs in there. My bator is a LG still air. Will my eggs be ok?
     
  2. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The power just came back on. The bator got down to around 90 degrees. I wrapped it up in towels and a fleece jacket trying to keep the heat in. The temp is back up already. I just hope it didn't hurt them for the temp to drop that low for a couple hours.
     
  3. Tina12

    Tina12 Out Of The Brooder

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    We lost power this morning also for a couple of hours. I am in Georgia too. My incubator went down to 88 degrees. I also covered it with a comforter. I am on day 10. On day 4 I lost power when we had those tornado warnings, on Monday. My power was out for several hours and the incubator temperature got to 82 degrees. Out of the 14 eggs I had in there 11 were still doing great. I think we will be ok.

    Tina
     
  4. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That makes me feel alot better about mine! 11 out of 14 isn't bad at all. This is my second hatch and I am just as nervous about this one as the first! How far away are you? I am in Waycross.
     
  5. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen will get off her nest 30 minutes up to a couple hours in some cases. If you were to have a humidity or temperature change, always better for it to be on the low side.
     
  6. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am and have always been a worry wart!!! LOL!!! I panicked a little when I saw the temp dropping! But when the power came back on it came back up really fast! I am really thankful that the power didn't stay off anymore than a couple hours.
     
  7. Tina12

    Tina12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in Jackson. About 40 miles south of Atlanta :)
     
  8. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think I have ever been there! I do have family up in areas around Atlanta though. The storm is almost gone according to the radar! YAY!!!! I am so ready for some sun!
     
  9. Tina12

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    Me too. I can't wait for spring. Its going to be cold at night for the next few days.
     
  10. jphendrix

    jphendrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me either!!!! Down in the 30's but not quiet freezing here, then warming back up! I can't wait!
     

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