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Power outage while incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adeelumer, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. adeelumer

    adeelumer Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2015
    I am incubating orpington eggs in a manual incubator with 21 eggs inside. I am currently on day 15 and waiting for the lockdown. Exciting!!
    But i am worried about the power outage which takes place in my region after every three hours for one hour throughout the day. During this time, the temperature in the incubator drops down to around 94-95F. I have tried insulating the incubator with clothes and towels but to no effect.
    Recently i have candled a few eggs and am sure there are atleast 7-8 embryos developing fine. I am hoping for more, out of the ones that i havent candled yet.
    I would really appreciate the input of people who may have gone through a similar experience.
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Is the power outages on a rolling blackout program like those previously in California.??? Only think I can see is you are between a stone and a hard spot. If power keeps shutting down regularly, then your efforts may be limited. You can try a battery backup, but that may get complex.
    Wishing you best SINCERELY [​IMG]

    And also [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2015
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  3. adeelumer

    adeelumer Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2015
    Thanks. I dont live there but the power blackouts are a regular feature here. Actually after some insulation the temperature drops to around 97F. I hope it works out.
  4. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not ideal but it should be fine...

    If you have any 'extra' room in the incubator, put in some bricks, rocks or jars of water to help maintain the heat...
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