Baby Chicken Emergancy!!!(update)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dhawley0917, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. dhawley0917

    dhawley0917 New Egg

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    sadly none of the eggs survived, we talked to an expert and he told us multiple things could of happened and it wasnt our fault but just to accept it as a learning experiance. He also told us to wait till March to try again, we agreed and we also plan to let then hens raise a clutch of thier own cuz we have seen a few hens that have great mother instincts. One hen though I was her baby..it was quite cute actually..
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I have never had such a heat jump happen to me, so I can not say for sure. Generally quick jumps or drops in heat do not harm the chicks. But we don't know when this temp got up to 115. If it was a brief jump, (even for an hour or so) the chicks were probably not effected much. But if the temps were up all night like this, it may have done some damage. All you can do is get the temp and humidity back to where it should be and keep your fingers crossed! [​IMG]

    Keep us posted on this hatch! And welcome to BYC!
     
  3. dhawley0917

    dhawley0917 New Egg

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    I checked it around 11pm last night and it was 100, I just called my father and he told me when he left for work at 3am it was at 110 so he turned it down...then I just checked them at 8am and it was 115!! so I opened it, add more water now the incubator is at 95 with the humidity at 65%
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    That wasn't that awful long being high. You may have lost some of them, but I would imagine not all of them parished. I am not 100% sure on this, but you still might have a decent hatch. I will be crossing my fingers for you...[​IMG]

    Keep us posted!
     
  5. dhawley0917

    dhawley0917 New Egg

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    I hope your right..i will keep you posted...they are new Hampshire babies
     
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    I hope they hatch, good luck! I love your avatar by the way.
     
  7. dhawley0917

    dhawley0917 New Egg

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    Thank you so much for welcoming me...btw, that chicken looks evil in that pic...lol
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. Good luck with your hatch! I've had some temperature fluctuations in my incubator before, and have never lost my whole hatch. If the temperature wasn't at 115 for very long, your chicks may still be fine.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]




    I do believe you just have some hard boiled egg's [​IMG]


    I told one of my Grand kids to give the incubator a turn
    not thinking he would give a full turn on the temp nob
    and when we checked the egg's several hours later it
    was 105 and several egg's were cooked and half did
    grow but nothing ever hatched ........


    I truly wish you the best of luck [​IMG]






    gander007 [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Keeping fingers crossed for you that some of the eggs survived.
     

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