Cross your fingers - and hope for the best for me - I want to CRY!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by arllcountrygirl, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I have a GQF that I use for incubation but on day 18 - I move eggs to a little giant Styrofoam incubator. Well everything was going good.
    I have seremas, tophats, cochins, and blue australorps due to hatch. (today is day 18) [​IMG]
    I checked the temp and the humidity - everything was a go. Well this was around 10pm - I went on to bed. Well our oldest has been sick and woke me up crying - got up and got her medicine. Well by now I couldn't go back to sleep - went to check on chicks and eggs.
    And the thermometer was reading 110 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    this is at 1:30 am -- I am sooooooo scared I fried my babies [​IMG]
    It makes me sick to think about it. [​IMG]
    I quickly moved them to the bottom of my gqf bator - I turn it by hand so I don't have to worry about the turning squishing the eggs.
    I am afraid that I am too late to save anything. [​IMG] One egg had peeped but the chick didn't make it - I cooked it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I don't think I can go to bed now. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    O goodness. Here's praying that your sick kid at least saved some.
     
  3. SangaChicken

    SangaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry. [​IMG] If it helps, know that there is no way you could have known this would happen and it isn't your fault!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Do the best you can...you could not have known this would happen or prevented it...you have to sleep too.

    Remember that even feathered moms lose some. [​IMG]
     
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    I've had mine shoot up 106 and still hatch out. So there is hope some will hatch.
     
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  6. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way. Hopefully you'll still get a decent hatch.
     
  7. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    End of a dirt road...
    [​IMG] Hopefully you got them out of there in time. I've
    got my fingers crossed for you, I hope everything works
    out for the little ones! Sometimes chicks are tougher
    than we think...
     
  8. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Thank you everyone - [​IMG]
     
  9. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I candled the eggs a few min ago and I do have movement in a few of them - I couldn't tell on the top hats or the blue australorps. I am hoping for at least a couple of the blues, I have always wanted these and it took me a while to find them. [​IMG]

    BTW - anyone want to by a still air little giant incubator? I do believe that I am DONE with trying to use it. It is just too touchy.
     
  10. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:man i hatttte the lg's they are garbage. sending good vibes your way that you still get something good.
     

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