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Yes, they can. But you can set that one aside. Focus on life and joy with your new grandchild tomorrow!
- On Call
Still have a set of Calls and Ohiki going for the NYHAL... and OH just gave the green light for another setting of Calls in next day or so since they've laid a bunch this last week... plus the varieties we've been getting are awesome...
So wrong... but so right...
So...by "accident", a.k.a. unintentional experiment, I learned:
My GQF 1402 can easily be pushed to excessive humidity as evidenced by condensation on the door.
Humidity and temperature are very strongly interrelated; you cannot stabilize temps until humidity is stable, and vice-versa. But once the temp is set and the humidity is stable, the incubator is rock solid.
If you set a very fresh egg with a tiny air cell and maintain moderately high humidity per GQF instructions, the air cells will go away completely.
Eggs with no air cells do not develop embryos.
Of the 30 eggs I set for my customer, only 8 show any development. They are 13 days in so the blastodisc is no longer viewable, but there are no blood rings, and those with no air cells showing when candled are completely clear. I'll scramble them up for the birds tomorrow and get a better look inside. More than half of the viable eggs are from my young EEs.
I am going to start my next incubation of fresh eggs dry for the first several days and see if the results are any different. Since the number of viables is so low, I offered to set her a dozen more for free.
All I can say is Respect... got a ton for you...
Again, am very sorry for the loss you and his family are feeling...
So do you... good people hold guilt far too long... a friend was involved in a bad accident, guy tried to pass him on a very dangerous road... his passenger didn't survive, she was barely 20... even though it was not his fault, he still feels it... and spends his days trying to run from it...
I've just got heat lamps...in heavy duty fixtures....secured about four feet above the area....really secure do I don't worry about them falling down.
This doesn't make a hot area but it gives them a little safe zone. I was surprised it got down to 8 degrees the other day....but temp stayed around thirty in their pen.
They are beautiful. Now that I'm an actual chicken owner, I would have done that breed instead. My neighbor has a couple and they are just so beautiful and tiny! And have good personality.
I honestly am not looking for anything....it is one of those..if only things...you know if only I had put a fence around my garden...I don't feel responsible...just that thought always bothered me.Partly because his brother Phil is one of my best friends and I worked for him since 1992..and I could never say anything to him. So I just took this moment too blurt it out...thank you all...enough bummer stuff. Heck I'm going to be a grandpa again tomorrow!!!!
One thing that Ive learned is that sometimes, just acknowledging something out loud (even if you've thought it somewhere inside for a long time) can help with healing, tremendously. I'm the type of person to bottle up everything and never share my deeper feelings. I've had a lot of demons and whenever I had the courage to step out of my comfort zone and say them, I've been able to come to peace with them.
Even if you voice them out loud where only the trees and moss can hear you, it helps.
My best friend died just a couple of years after high school and it took me a long time to let go of the grief of never having a chance to say goodbye, and not having "done" anything to stop her self-destructive behavior. I know that I wasn't responsible for it, but for a long time I felt I could have done more, could have kept her from hanging out with people who got her into dangerous habits, from a set of circumstances that led to her death.
I went through a phase then that if not for the grace of God I'd have ended up dead as well...but I survived, and am much the better for having faced and fought that demon. I only wish I'd done it sooner.
Night night all!