automatic turner turned off

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucidmom, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. lucidmom

    lucidmom Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG!!! We are on day 15 of our incubation period and had a major problem. On Wed. we candled and out of 18 eggs, we had 13 great looking eggs, 2 that were iffy and 3 duds total. Then cat-astrophy: our cat fell off the incubator either Wed. or Thurs. night, and turned the automatic turner off. We didn't catch it until this morning, Sat. We looked at a few eggs and they seemed fine, but then we did a float test. Of the 15 eggs, only 6 floated, and not high at all, the other 9 sank to the bottom. Are we done? Did we float to early? Or keep going?
    There were other issues this time as well, one day the humidity was low (41%) and I closed the vents and forgot. A few hours later it was up to 89%. Then the temp refuses to stay stable, but it has never gotten over 101.7 or below 98.4.
    Did we ruin our eggs? Any ideas or hints, or tips, or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. lucidmom

    lucidmom Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE: We couldn't take it and we candled all of them. Like we knew, 3 had nothing. One hadn't grown at all since Wed. (We cracked it open, and it was very tiny, you could see both eyes and its beak). So of the 14 we could see 12 of them moving, jump, and squirm. The other two looked bigger than they did on Wed. but we couldn't really see any movement. They were pretty full though. So even the ones that sank were moving. So with our fingers crossed we move ahead. Next Fri. is 21 days, and we will let you know how it goes.
     
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're fine. Just keep going. Turning at day 15 isn't really needed anyway. Its more essential during the beginning of the incubation process. 40% humidity is not low. Its perfect for the first 18 days.
     

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