Originally Posted by WVduckchick
You can leave them in the incubator for a while, until the others hatch, or you can pull them. Its up to you. I wouldn't put food and water in the incubator, but if you pull them out, then go ahead and introduce them to the feed and water.
How did the rest of the hatch go?
For some reason, my hatch recap disappeared. Here's a re-post.
I believe my hatch is complete. Of the eggs that made it to lock down: Shipment #1: 2/6 with one assist. Assist chick is doing fine, but very small. Needed to have pasty butt cleaned 3x. Shipment #2: Set 13 eggs, 12 made it to lock down. One died after pip. One bled out a bit, placed in cup, after betadine wash to umbilicus. Several assists, one with spraddle leg which has been taped. I have yet to assess the chicks left in bator. 9 hatched. My gender shaped eggs: Set 27. 19 made it to lock down. 1 assist. There may be some spraddles, and curled toes. One had yolk sac the size of a marble attached to a stem, dragging it around, with a bunch of crud stuck to it. I put it in a cup, and decided that it wouldn't get any dirtier by waiting till morning. Total survivors 11. Hatch in both bators negatively affected by temp and difficulty getting humidity up for lock down. I've learned what needs to be done to have a better grasp on humidity. Won't set in new styrobator until I've had time to problem solve temp flow throughout the box, and set up a raised platform for water trays underneath. Turkey poult egglet is still alive!
Never had such a difficult hatch. All because of temp issues, and shipping = weakened embryos, IMO! Next one will be better. I still need to assess the chicks before taking them down stairs. Have some toes to tend to, I think. But, I may wait until tomorrow to do so, since they often miraculously correct themselves with time.
Originally Posted by FridayYet
So sorry to hear that, but remember, it may not have hatched anyways if it was late.
True, but at least it would have had a fighting chance. I took the rest of the non hatchers, presumed to be dead, and put them in the bator with the lone turkey poult egglet. I need to clean that bator up, but it will have to wait till I get back from an other dr appointment. I have signs of vitreous detachment that showed up last night (the last eye that had the laser surgery. The doc was much more aggressive on that eye than she was with the first one for some reason.