Pwer out MID HATCH! HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sangel4you, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no everyone!!! All of my eggs pipped, 6 are out, and my power is out!!! Help I need suggestions! I havr hand warmers sitting on top of the eggs, and a big hand warmer for them all to lay on! Temp is down to 78 and humidity jumped to 82! :-( I also have blankets around the bator...it must have been out for close to an hour before I woke up...
     
  2. sangel4you

    sangel4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PPL says at least another hr... I dont want to lose my babies nor do I want my pips to die!!!
     
  3. hollyandty

    hollyandty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were in your situation I would start my car and move myself and the eggs/hatched into the car with the heater on full blast. Or I would put them under my shirt. Do you have a battery backup for the computer? Or a power converter for the car to go from AC to DC?
    Just some thoughts.
    Good luck.
     
  4. ripley

    ripley Out Of The Brooder

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    you could try hot water bottles put 1 in the bottom of bator but wrap the one for the babbies in a towel so they dont get burnes
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    i had that happen to me I use a candle in the incubator to get the heat back tp 98 degree. see if i can post link to the post
     
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    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Considering you have a gas water heater.....

    Find some plastic bottles that are small enough to fit in your incubator. Something like a sports water bottle or the like. Fill it with water that is as hot as you can get it. Cover the bottle with a sock or other thin but breathable material. Put the bottles in the incubator and wrap the entire thing with a blanket.
     
  8. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no!!!! I am praying for you guys! Sounds like some really good suggestions from the other posters.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help but I can pray - so I will
    Keep us posted!
    Caroline
     
  10. amyparrotflock

    amyparrotflock Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have a ten gallon aquarium and hot water, alternatively you could float a smaller 5 gallon aquarium in there, insulate the glass (blankets/towels) to help keep the heat up. I would NOT reccomend putting water in the bator out of personal experience with parrots- I would soak a sponge/rag just to make sure that I don't find a chick in the water (possibly dead)

    alternatively, a hot water bottle may help as well [​IMG]
     
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