Power outage - Why always at the worst time - and nice to be prepared

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Last night we lost power for about 4 hours - tree limb dropped on a power line.

    Saturday we stopped turning on a dozen Black Copper Marans eggs, both incubators are going, chicks and turkey poults in the brooder under heat lamps and 10 pheasant chicks about 3 days old we bought on Saturday. How did that limb know the worst time to fall and knock out power??????

    On a good note since we live about an hour from the beach in North Carolina where about a third of the hurricaines end up. [​IMG] We have a back up generator and keep it ready to go so our lights were out about 2 minutes.

    Steve in NC
  2. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    We live on the coast of NC too Steve and I know how important a generator is to have during hurricane season... but did you know that a generator is "hurricane repellant"? Yep, we bought one after a particularly rough season and have not had to use it except for 2 hours one summer!
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They do work pretty good for that. lol We still use ours often. In Beaufort County we have Progess Energy AKA "no" progress energy. The lights flicker if the sun shines to bright, it's windy, it's not windy, full moon and on and on.


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