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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eps32, Jan 22, 2016.
Incubating eggs it's the seventh day how to keep them from going bad anyone
Maybe if you have a fire place you could warm some bricks to put close to them. Sorry I'm not much help. Wishing you well and safe. Good luck!
Thanks no fire place I guess I'm screwed this sucks
A lot depends on how long the power stays out but if you can get quilts, blankets and comforters and wrap around the incubator to keep the warmth from leaving you might stand a chance.
I always turn my 'bator off for one half to two hours from day 8 through 18 (lockdown) and once I forgot to turn it back on for almost eight hours and I still had an excellent hatch.
if you can keep the incubator above 50 degrees you are good for up to 24 hrs (pre 9 days). They can go colder for shorter periods. No ones done a exact time vs temp study so its hard to tell with out knowing the minimum incubator temperature that you are able to maintain plus you are real close to the pre 9 day limit.
Ya power is still out we took a bad freezing rain storm my house got to 49 f so I'm pretty sure there done have to start from scratch when everything is back to normal and going to purchase a generator so this doesn't happen again
Really sorry to hear that. Maybe heat water on a barbecue and put hot water bottles around it and then blankets? Guess it all depends on how long your power might be out, and how expensive your eggs are.
If you have a gas water heater rather than electric, there should still be enough hot water in there to fill a couple of bottles, put them around the incubator, and then cover them with several layers of blankets and/or towels. That hot water in the water heater won't last forever, though, as they have electronic ignitions, but it's a thought. Good luck!