You did well!!! Jessimom.
I wish I could do that well sometimes. Poop happens..
I have to tell you a weird thing that happened today... I hatch turkeys and chickens. I incubate them in one of 2 incubators and then move them to hatch. I had a hatch for the 6th those eggs are now done....and thanks to my DW, I did poorly..... Hopefully she learned to never adjust the temps with eggs or birds in the hatchers. She is a nurse so when she asked me the other night what temp I hatched at and I said 99.5 but I like it 99.7-8....or so... I did not realize to her that meant my 99.0 was way too low... Medical stuff I guess, she wanted it right on. so she took it u[on her self to adjust the settings her stupid hubby was running too low.... I did not know this at the time or why she asked these questions.
I hate to get on her too much because I really like her getting involved in the hatching. I wish she would make it her hobby too.... As you all know the foam incubators have very sensitive and unreliable thermostats they spike at a moments notice and so forth.. I checked and the temp was 104,, I explained it nicely to her, and did not get upset. BUT she cooked all those eggs! About 18 CLBS! I had sold, so 2 bad hatches in a row.
I bought some automatic humidity devices for the 1202s. I installed them today and repaired the faulty turner on the other one. Before installing I checked the eggs, I pulled out the top row of turkey eggs and there is a hatched shell in it. Right on the top it says a big 13, So I know when it should hatch. I look to the bottom and there is a chick, I figured dead, but it was alive and happy to see me. Here it was a TOAD! The toad eggs are huge the size of turkey eggs, I mark them as soon as I pick them up, Sometimes my wife picks eggs and does not mark them. So I need to try and ID the eggs. I Id'd the toad egg as a turkey egg! It would have hatched on the 7th instead of the 13th~!
The guy is small and cute, but I am afraid not long for the world, he has what I thought was poop dangling from him. It is actually an umbilical cord and something, yolk sac maybe? Does anyone know can I cut that off? Is there anything I can do for him?
My error for today..
It seems no matter how careful I am and what I do, something new comes up and goes wrong.
I am going to hatch the rest of the year in the other 1202. I am building new frames to hatch in and will stop using the foam ones. Hopefully for good.
I am going to build new hatchers for next year.