Disaster?!! Help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chantecler, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI all

    I was terribly neglectful and let the C-trough of my Hovabator1588 (with turner) go dry! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It is day 6. I checked it two nights ago and it had water. I didn't check last night or this morning. [​IMG]
    I got home tonight and went downstairs to fill it up becasue I didn't want it to go dry and new I should be topping up. It was BONE-DRY!!!

    Have I ruined everything??? [​IMG]

    I didn't set the hygrometer because I didn't want to be tempted to frig with things ( this is my first time and I have a tendency to overdo things and fiddle around so I wanted to eliminate all temptations)


    Anyhoo is there any hope??? I was soooo excited about this [​IMG]

    Thanks so much

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  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    They'll be fine. Just put the normal amount of water in and try to keep it topped off so they don't go dry too often.
     
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  3. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew!!! thanks so much [​IMG]
    I feel soooo guilty!! [​IMG]

    It will never go dry again that's for sure!

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  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    They should be ok. Best thing to do is make it a daily thing, every day at a set time, add some water. good luck
     
  5. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again!![​IMG]
    N:_)
     

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