Consolidated Kansas

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by ChooksChick, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    Hawkeye there are a number of ways to fix the egg, and it "might" hatch. The thing I have heard people have the most success with is just a little bit of scotch tape.
     
  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel sooooo stupid! I was being so careful unrolling them from the bubble wrap. This one slipped out the bottom before I realized what was going on. ARGH! What do you think about wax? It's kind of a long crack-- I'll post a pic. I don't think it broke the inner membrane, but I can't be sure. I'm guessing this egg is a loss, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. I'll just keep my eye on it in case it starts stinking half way thru the incubation. Darn it, darn it!! Unfortunately, I spent quite a bit of money on these because it's a well known silkie breeder. I'm just sick to my stomach right now, I could throw up. [​IMG] It was perfectly fine until I got ahold of it. I'm like, Death to eggs. At least I no longer have the 'Incubator of Death' to go along with my horrible handling.

    I'm burning an unscented tea light right now to pour over the crack. Sick, sick. I'd use tape, but I think I'd be taping up that entire side! [​IMG]
     
  3. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    We had a rather eventful night. Just before the storm passed through we lost power. That's not exactly what I wanted to have happen with an incubator, hatcher and several brooders with lights running. I covered the incubator and hatcher with heavy blankets and put tops over the brooders. Not sure how long the power was out, but it was long enough.

    I went to bed and DH stayed up, which isn't unusual. He came to bed about 3:30 and told me he had been up with his quail babies. As it turned out, they had all crowded along the edge of the container between the wall and the water. Enough of them crowded onto the waterer that their little bodies acted like water siphons and siphoned all the water out of the jar and into the bedding. The chicks were soaked. He gathed them all up and put them in the incubator to dry off and cleaned up their little brooder tote. It took them a long time to dry off. When he got them out of the incubator he set the tray on the floor and opened the lid to get them out to put them back in the tote. Before he could close it back up a bunch of them jumped out and were running all over the basement.

    FREEDOM![​IMG]

    Of course then my DH was the one running all over the basement to gather them up. He would think he had them all and then he would hear one peeping in another room of the basement.

    Poor little stranded babies. Their new-found freedom soon gave way to [​IMG] YIKES! WHERE"S EVEARYBODY ELSE?

    DH "thinks" he got them all rounded up. Of course I slept through the whole circus, and was informed of the fiasco when DH came to bed.
     
  4. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    Personally, I'd use the tape and not the wax, if you can get the tape to work at all.

    Maybe someone else has some ideas, but that would be my best guess.
     
  5. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    I just had a friend hatch two sebastapol geese. She is hoping she gets a pair, but if not she might be interested in trading one with someone to get a pair. I think she paid a fortune for two eggs, and is lucky they both hatched. Does anyone know how long it is before you can tell the gender on sebastapols?

    She is the lady I gave the "therapy chicken" to for her handicapped daughter.
     
  6. rvroman

    rvroman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my!! What a disaster! I hope he found them all and there isn't one down there dead somewhere. Crazy babies, and I imagine they would be super hard to hunt down and catch, because they are so tiny and fast! What a crazy story!! I bet it was ridiculously funny (after the fact) and he could calm down and think about it. What a fantastic DH to sit down there with them and take such great care of them like that! I hope you don't have any problems with your eggs hatching after your power outage.

    Okay, the tape didn't want to seal right. I wonder if I have the wrong kind of tape?? It's just regular scotch tape. I'm sure I did the wrong thing, but I took the end of a match stick and stuck it into the wax and rubbed it over the crack. I got a little paranoid and layer it up over the cracks good. I bet this egg is as good as gone. So stupid!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is what the egg looks like with the crack. I dropped it on top of another egg. I candled the other egg-- no cracks, no lines anywhere. This egg, however. Sigh. Poor, poor thing. And then I posted a picture of what I did. I burned the tea light, and then used the end of the match stick to rub the wax directly over the cracks. [​IMG] Probably not the right thing to do. BTW-- there were also little hair line cracks that I couldn't see until I candled it-- I covered those up with wax too down the back side. It's hard to see-- but the last picture shows some of what I covered. And there was a hairline crack that showed up when I candled it down the front center that I covered up. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  9. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
    Well, you gave it your best shot. The only cracked eggs I've had hatched were ones I used tape on to seal, and even then some of them didn't hatch. I've never had any others hatch that I sealed up any other way, but maybe others have.

    If you notice a bad smell in your incubator get rid of that egg.

    I have had a bad smell in my incubator for about 10 days or so. I was hoping it would come out with this last batch of eggs that went into the hatcher, but no such luck. I will have some more coming out in a day or so, so EVENTUALLY I'm going to find the culpret, but I'll be darned if I can figure out which one is stinking.

    Hawkeye, you are going to have to have some better luck with things soon.[​IMG]

    People are going to start reading Consolidated Kansas just to see what kind of a crisis Hawkeye has going on today![​IMG]
     
  10. Ivywoods

    Ivywoods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Hiawatha, KS
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