Broody Hen killed :( ***have a pip!!!**

soulsong

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Jun 2, 2010
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we were renovating our chicken coops and let our broody hen stay in the old pen for the time being and something snuck in and got her over night (middle of last week). We immediately put her eggs in our brooder. However her eggs are about a week ahead of the ones that were setting in there. I only have the one incubator and have no other place to put them. What should I do about stopping the turning on her eggs?? I'm not even sure when she started brooding, the kids were doing all the chores, while I was dealing with a sick baby, and no one noted what day she started.
will it hurt her eggs to keep them turning?
we have a little giant w the auto turner.
any ideas??
 
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SamuelMcF

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Mar 29, 2010
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yeah they have to stop turning on day 18. IDK what kind of incubator you have but I know on my turner I can take some of the trays out but not all of them on the turner. The problem is humidity. The other eggs will just have to have higher humidity. This shouldn't hurt them too much.
 

soulsong

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Jun 2, 2010
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right now I just have one of the little giant styrofoam cheapies. We are in the process of building a cabinet style one. I will have to see if the turner will let me take a tray out. I'm crossin my fingers on her eggs, I dont know how long she was gone before we found her that morning.
Thanks guys!
 

chickenzoo

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All my eggs are in a cabinet bator with turner. i forget all the time when they are due in there because I am allways adding eggs etc....and they turn until they start to hatch or hatch... You just want to keep checking because on the little turners they can get caught up in the turner when they hatch....
 
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soulsong

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Jun 2, 2010
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So I took my turner out today, hadnt noticed any activity out of the silkie eggs but while I was transferring them I noticed one had started pippin!!!

Looks like it may not have been to late afterall!!
 

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