The incubator suffers a power cutRSS feed

Posted: Tuesday 10 April, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:41pm in Poultry 6 comments Comments closed

I feel like Private Fraser - "we're doomed" never to raise any chicks. This morning we had a power cut - we don't know how long the power was off - not long, we think, but of course the incubator lost power. We sorted the problem (tripped fuse) and the incubator was up to temperature in literally minutes. We've left the eggs in mainly because we can't decide what to do for the best. My heart says give it a go, my head says cut the losses and start again. I thought we could leave it for a few days, then candle the eggs and see if there is any development. Advice welcome.


Carol scott

Wednesday 11 April, 2007 at 7:05pm

Hi, The same thing happened to me last month but my power was off for 3 hours!! I continued with my duck eggs and got 4 out of 6 so I think you should give them a go.



Wednesday 11 April, 2007 at 8:14pm

I'm sorry! I had a whole batch of turkey chicks die last week, and then the cat got the rest of what I had in the brooder. Depressing!


Thursday 12 April, 2007 at 12:23am

I would stick with it and candle them in a couple of days. A chicken would get off the nest to feed and poop anyway so fingers crossed they're fine. We're hoping to put eggs under our broody chicken this weekend, this is our first time at giving it a proper go so here's hoping!

Lisa x

Marie Webb

Friday 13 April, 2007 at 1:58pm

Hi guys, I'm sure the eggs will be fine. Keep them in there and candle them as usual at 7 days. Hope you get some chicks this time!!


Friday 13 April, 2007 at 11:50pm

Thanks all. Happy to go with the advice to give it a go. I swear the morning of the powercut I was lying in bed thinking about how to construct a brooder. Chicks and not counting came to mind!!

I will candle the eggs in a few days and see what's happening, if anything.


Tuesday 24 April, 2007 at 4:36am

Very good site, thank you!

Bookmarked :)

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