Hi, Noob Hatcher here. I have two table-top styrofoam incubators going, one with eggs and one without (turned on to establish temp regulation for eggs that arrived this week).
I had some shipped eggs that I set on 4/2/16. The air cells were a hot mess so I purposely unplugged the turner so they could be in the bator for 3 days, upright with no turner. The goal was to plug in the turner on the morning of 4/5 unless the air cells were still terrible, in which case, I would plug in on the morning 4/6. Of course, on 4/5 the air cells were still not great so I gave it one more day. On 4/6, I plugged in the turner and decided that it is what it is with these air cells. IT WAS THE WRONG TURNER! I plugged in the turner for the EMPTY bator! WOE IS ME!! I JUST noticed this morning that my set eggs were always facing me in the turner and so I grabbed the cord and lo and behold UNPLUGGED! AAAGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!! ((*dies))
Please tell me that I didn't kill my viable CCLs, my BCMs, my BMs, and my BLRWs. I already knew that with this shipment and the horrid state of the air cells that I was going to be lucky to hatch 25-40% of them. Did I just seal their fate?! How do I deal with this?! ((*Goes to cry in the corner....))
-Val at Burke Farm