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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.
Somewhere there is info on what to do if your power goes out. I'll post it if I can locate it.
Probably because i had a half of a sponge only slight damp and was only adding a half a teaspoon of water to get it back up and it was drying out quickly. I was afraid that putting water in the channel would make levels too high which meant having to take out the eggs to dump the tray out.
HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522
Posted it for ya
WHAT YOU CAN DO to save overheated or cold eggs!
What Temperatures Kill In An Incubator?
WHAT If the Power Goes Off?
BE PREPARED & HAVE A PLAN!
Hatching Eggs 101 - BackYard Chickens Community
If the electric goes off, you have to do whatever you have to do to keep them warm, if you have to take them to someone that has electric or take them to the car to run them off the car battery. just be careful dont jiggle them too much, the older they are the more tolerant they will be.
ALWAYS have a plan buy an electric power loss alarm!
It will waken you at night, simply plug it into an outlet and it sounds when you loose it! and its cheap! Worst case cover the bator with blankets!!!
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Embryos have survived at temperatures below 90°F for up to 18 hours. You should continue to incubate the eggs after the outage; then candle them 4 to 6 days later to check for further development or signs of life. If, after 6 days, you do not see life or development in any of the eggs, then terminate incubation. Most of the time, a power outage will delay hatching by a few days and decrease the hatchability to 40-50 percent.
To understand more about embryo viability & temperatures
Please refer to the following links….
Brinsea ~ Temperature Guide
Temperature Chart pdf
BYC What to do if the power goes out!
A full incubator of eggs
always helps maintain a steady temperature
even if it’s not good for your chicken math!
dry rice heated on wood/or gas stove
HOT HANDS HOT WATER BOTTLES
The leads go to the incubator.
The Genesis 1588 runs on 12V DC
HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles
ADD THEM TO STYROFOAM INCUBATORS
WHEN YOU SET YOUR EGGS!
Rocks/ glass gems are in troughs under the wire.
I think perhaps more stones are in order for heat sinks
a nice full layer on the bottom and just using cups for added humidity on top of wire until lockdown would probably hold amazingly well
FLAT LARGE ROCKS
Bottles of water
Wrapping a bator for steadier temps
KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
USING a aquarium pump to humidify incubator Begin post #2028 & Flow control valve post #2054
Trick to raising humidity in egg trays by adding small containers to egg slot! post #42512
FOR MORE TIPS ON INCUBATION
Incubation with Friends THREAD
Please click below.....
Emergency Preparations: It's COLD Outside!http://www.greenandhealthy.info/emergencyheat.html
Thanks again! I have a generator to run the house but i dont know if i can take it out of the shed alone. Maybe we can chain it where it goes for a situations like this. Thanks AGAIN for the helpful post info!
You're welcome. Hopefully you keep your power!