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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    O goodness. Here's praying that your sick kid at least saved some.
  3. SangaChicken

    SangaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    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

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Do the best you could not have known this would happen or prevented have to sleep too.

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

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I've had mine shoot up 106 and still hatch out. So there is hope some will hatch.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  6. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Sending good hatching vibes your way. Hopefully you'll still get a decent hatch.
  7. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2009
    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

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    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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