Power Outage

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickychee, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. chickychee

    chickychee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Last night our power went out for about 6 hours. We threw two heavy blankets over the bator and hoped for the best. This is supposed to be the best hatch ever since we really have been working on fine tuning this process:p Should I be worried?[​IMG]
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read something about not putting blankets over an incubator because it smothers the eggs. I heard you're supposed open it and let them cool, then start back up when the power goes back on. Not sure...
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I'd think the eggs would be just fine with what you did. The blankets wouldn't have been on there long enough to smother the eggs and would have helped retain the heat.

    Better they cool off a bit for a few hours than get too hot...

    Of course the only way to know for sure is candling....and/or more waiting.....

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