Advice, Please?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ScissorChick, May 17, 2011.

  1. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Alright I'm in a bad situation. I added a bunch of eggs to my incubator, wrote

    Everything down on paper, the time and date I put them in, etc. And now, the

    paper magicaly disapeared and I have no idea what day it is for my eggs.

    I candled today and they are atleast half way through. The egg is totally

    dark, I see veins and movement at the little space there is left, very nice

    looking air sacs, and tons of movement. SO ... Should I lock down now,

    or turn until I hear a peep? I'm turning three times per day now, should I

    just stop turning them as OFTEN? Any suggestions would be great. Can't

    belive I lost the darn paper ... [​IMG]
     
  2. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    did you post on the forum when you set your eggs?
    Maybe you can go back in your post and figure out the day you set...possibly?

    I don't think it would hurt the eggs to stop turning a day or so early.

    Carolyn
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's why I have a piece of Duct Tape on my incubator with written Start Date_________, Stop Turning________, Hatch Due________.

    Course, this doesn't help you now, so just W.A.G, keep water in trays and stop turning when you hear/see a pip.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    No I did not post here when I added the eggs, sadly.

    I'm just afraid they may be 5-6 days before lockdown,
    so if I stop turning now, I may cause damage .
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Quote:That's why I have a piece of Duct Tape on my incubator with written Start Date_________, Stop Turning________, Hatch Due________.

    Course, this doesn't help you now, so just W.A.G, keep water in trays and stop turning when you hear/see a pip.

    Now, why can't I think of using duct tape? [​IMG]

    Thanks, I will, and next time I am using tape.

    Most likely multiple pieces.
     
  6. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could wait until you see a pip to increase the humidity.
    A lot of folks do that anyways.

    I write on the calender my set day, hatch day etc.

    Carolyn
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Quote:Thankyou Carolyn.

    I'm using a little giant 'bator (Hopfully getting a differnt one soon...)

    I've got the outer two troughs filled, and the air sacs look perfect.

    I'll add more water in a couple days, and see what happens. [​IMG]
     

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