Power Outage

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThePigeonKid, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The electric company just called and said that we will experience a power outage tomorrow due to maintenance. They said it will be out from approx. 9 AM - 11 AM. I have an incubator running, if I leave it shut, will the eggs be alright?
     
  2. ladyfaeden

    ladyfaeden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on? I had mine off for about 4 hours and then put all the eggs in a small box with about 20 week old chicks (they kept it very warm in there) for another 3-4 hours. Every egg hatched (although I will say they were quite dirty from being in with the chicks. They were on day 11.

    I should think it will be okay, especially if you aren't near the end. Mine were at 80 degrees when I found out the power was off. You might throw a towel over the incubator to help hold the heat in. You could also get some of those pocket warmers or a hot water bottle to help keep the heat up.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012

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