day 18 set up bator for final run, eggs sat on wet paper towel

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dixieschicks, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. dixieschicks

    dixieschicks Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2007

    i am only on my fourth batch of hatching eggs!

    problem is i have 2 bators going (some on day 18 some on day 14)

    i went to fill/set the bator for the last 3 days, no turning high humidity and i placed the eggs on paper towels. i went outside for an hour and when i came back in, water had wicked up onto paper towels and eggs sat on damp paper towel for an hour.

    i dont even know why i set them on a paper towel, but i did it last time after i took out the egg turner and they hatched out fine.

    do you think i killed the hatch? it was only an hour! to many chores! i was running around to beat the rain :mad:
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    you will have to wait and see for sure, but I think they will be ok !!!!! Please keep me updated !!!!
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I think you will be fine. The egg isn't so porous that it would have soaked up enough water to drown the chick that fast... You probably caught it in time.

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