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dark eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tsagirl, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Yea I know I am repeting myself but I am soooo worried!!!!
    I am on day 18 and I have candled them all before taking them out of the turner and puting them on the grate and adding the warm water for humidity.

    1. I candled them and 10 are all the way dark(the chicks are in the egg sac at the bottom!!)
    The other half are normal. Are my chicks going to die because now I have 3 days left? Do you think it might have been to hot???

    2. Ever since I took them out this morning at 8am the incubator wont go over 96 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Am I gonna kill them?? I am turning them up and up and it does not seem to make a difference and I have used 3
    thurmomitiers! (sorry bad spelling...still tired)
    I want to open the vents but afraid it will just get colder!!

    Oh gosh someone please help, I dont want to touch them and I still want them to live!

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Fist, calm down. You added water right? It can take hours for water to heat up and that is probably keeping the temps down. Second, now that you played with the thermometer, keep an eye on it so that it doesn't over heat. Third, get an extra wafer thermostat for the future just in case it went bad all the sudden. Forth, watch the temps, and be patient. Even if the chick's didn' t make it this far, nothing you can do but wait it out.

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    Good luck.
     
  3. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

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    silkiechicken is right on.. next time try adding hot water so it does not have to heat up.... they are pretty tough I am sure they will be fine..
    CHIN UP!!! [​IMG]
    Denna
     
  4. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    I did add very warm water to it so I am sure it is still trying to heat up. I will watch it like a hawk today to make sure of everything.
    there seems to be condensation developing on the sides of the windows so I hope that is ok.

    As for the dark eggs...what do you guys think? dead already or just waiting it out?

    thanks for all your help from a histerical chicken mom like me......
    I had to go get some coffee

    [​IMG]

    please tell me what you guys think about the eggs.....I love hearing from the experienced croud! [​IMG]

    thank you sooo much [​IMG]
     
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    ok so I get back from picking my daughter up and there is one egg that has rolled to the side of the bator!!
    and one that is wiggling!
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just sit back and enjoy the ride then. Glad things are starting to happen for you!
     
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    Thank you speckled hen! I am sure everyone thinks I am crazy now!

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Honey, we're all crazy here! [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Relax! Open up a vent or two. Condensation means your humidity is oh.. about 100%

    Getting close! Hold on tight and tie your hands back so you don't open the bator!!
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    We all become a little nuts when it comes down to the final days...whether it's your 1st hatch or your 50th!!
     

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