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Transfer from incubator to broody

post #1 of 6
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Soooooooo, my new incubator stopped holding temperature. ON DAY 7 So trying to save my $40 worth of eggs, I ran them out and stuck them under my broody hen that I was just fixing to try and break.
I am so worried that I was too late and they are ruined.
I checked all of them before the hen and plan on checking them again in 4 or 5 days.
What do you think?

First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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post #2 of 6

I'll bet most of em are fine.  What kind of incubator did you have???  I just had a brand new farm innovators bator that worked perfect until day 7 and then it went haywire.  Up and down, up and down.  Temps were goin from 95-106.  Got a used Lyon incubator to switch all my eggs into and it works awesome.  Out of 27 eggs I had in there, 17 still have healthy looking ducklings inside.  I am 2 days before locking down on 6 of them, and 9 days before locking the rest down so I guess we'll see how many hatch.  Hopefully that cruddy farm innovator bator didn't damage any more chicks that may die before now and hatching day......

post #3 of 6

O, btw, my eggs were stuck in that bator for two days with the temps going up and down on them before I was able to get them in the Lyon bator if that gives you a time frame of how much stress those eggs went through.  If your temp was just having trouble staying high enough then your eggs may fare better than mine.  High temp is way worse than low temp and I'm betting that's what killed most of mine......

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks soooo much

First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

Reply
post #5 of 6
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First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

Reply

First Time Chicken Chick, learning as I go. So far, So good

A nice mix of about 25 ladies and 1 rotten Lavender Rooster

Reply
post #6 of 6

yea, that one's different than mine

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