Day 26: Keep them?

richsbabycakes

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I had 8 eggs in the incubator and due to a bulb blowing I ended up with temps at 72 for an unknown length of time. Two eggs have hatched, the smaller ones, one about 38 hours ago and another about 26 hours ago. One egg might be rocking a little but I'm not sure. The others looked good when candled prior to lockdown. I'm not sure if I should candle, float test or sit on my hands. I feel the urge to do something but I know that could cause more harm than good. Opinions?
 

sumi

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Candle them and do the float test, just in case. Lower temperatures for too long a period causes the development of the embryos to slow down, so they may still be alive in there.
 

sumi

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That's wonderful! Hope she hatches o.k. Keep us posted.
 

sumi

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Go chicks!

Don't help them unless it's obvious they need it, O.K? And then help only a bit. I hope they're all 3 going to hatch out fine though! Keep us posted
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richsbabycakes

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West Central Florida
Thanks everyone. Our third chick hatched late last night. I had to go to bed to keep from helping her. I haven't seen movement in eggs 4 and 5 but I haven't spent a long time watching them either. Hatching really is the most amazing thing to watch. So thankful my kids and I had the opportunity to do this!
 

sumi

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That's great! When I hatched chicks I had people come round to watch. It really is amazing to see. I'll never get tired of it.
 

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