Another bad incubation attempt...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mrsengeseth, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi All. I had to go way for a bit, and I had left instructions to my SIL as far as caring for the incubator. She followed it to the letter and yet again I have not had any hatch. I am so bummed out. the kids are bummed too. I am about to give up...at what point would you throw in the towel? I followed all the direcions I found here at BYC. For the life of me I can't figure out what's going on.
     
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  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I am so sorry


    What kind of incubator are you using if I may ask? Have you sucessfully hatched anything else in it other than quails? (curious about some things)
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you waiting at least 23 days before you're calling it quits? If you had fluctuations in humidity or a bit in temp. (WNR), it could delay the hatch.
     
  4. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hatehd only two little chicks (chicken mutts for my SIl) in it...it's a little Giant, still air, although I retro-ed it and put in a CPU fan.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:herrmm well since you fixed up the LG it should work better but I'll tell you this. I fixed up my past lG too and I still came out of it very frusterated/sad and with less money. If at all possible someday, you may want to invest in a hovabator (i have no experience with these but if LGs arent working well Hovabators which arent much more in cost are pretty benifitial).

    Not everyone can luck out and get a cabinet incubator, like I did but honestly if it was me, I'd put a wanted ad on craigslist for a cabinet incubator at a reasonable price. I did, and For $125 I am the proud owner of an incubator MUCH older than me (it's 70 years old i'm 25 here in june lol). ANYWHO... I am spoiled having this thing. I wish everyone could find something like this because your kids would be in heavenI know I am popping eggs into this thing. But if you can't find one from what i hear hovabators are perfecto [​IMG].

    again im so sorry about your loss on them. [​IMG]
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I will give up on incubating for now, wait for a Hova and maybe in the mean time keep looking for chicks. [​IMG] I feel so stinkin bad for the kids. They put alot of work into each attempt...making charts, journalling etc. I put in an ad for someone local that has some for sale, failing that I may have to order, but I gotta find a place I can order maybe 50 at a time instead of 100. Know of anyplace?
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately try a Hovabator 1588, WITH autoturner! Then use your LG as the hatcher. [​IMG] My LG hatches were minimal, but once I started using the 1588, my hatch rates were much better.

    Maybe try putting an ad here? Might find someone willing to ship.
     
  8. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you only looking for chicken eggs to hatch?
    We have Turkey, Duck and Goose eggs and sell even by the half dozen.

    David
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I am willing to ship. I've never done it before but I looked not it and would rather my first time shipping be with someone I sorta know than someone i dont know (meaning i sorta know you) HAHA! Let me know.


    edited to add I can't supply 50 right now, but could supply a bit less than that? They're hatching on this upcoming saturday. If you were interested I won't want to ship them out until they are older to be safe. The price would be a bit more, but there'd be more of an insurance that the chicks are more tough to make it.
     
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  10. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:pm'ing ya right now!!
     

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