do my eggs stand a chance ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jessaw1981, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up at 6 am to find that my wonderful bator was on 70' I turned and checked them at 10 pm last night. well it was an act of congress to get get this home made thing apart. lol but at about 2 pm today found out it was the clicky thing in the thermostat thing so we un stuck it and I did not want to give the eggs up so I put them back in. this is day 7 or 8 do Yall think they will make it ? Any input please first time using this bator and first time with chicken eggs lol. And how long do they take to hatch ?
     
  2. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried candling them? It takes about 21 days to hatch. Mine are on day 10 and I had a spike of 105 but I candled them last night and they are all still alive! Chicken eggs right?
     
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  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    They should be fine, the internal temp of the egg doesnt change as fast as the air temp.
     
  4. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I candled last night before all this happened. I could see the veins in all the ones I candled but 1 I think I did 6 I was really wanting to get them back in lol. wi they move at this point ? I got them from a lady up the street who said her hen had been on them 3 days and she did not want chicks right now. So I said sure I have had them 4 days I think its wrote down in my phone but that's about right!
     
  5. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, eggs are really sturdy little things, I acidentally dropped mine 3 inches from bater onto counter and he's still kicken. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Hope all goes well!
     
  6. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks I hope so. I was just worried cause I don't know what time last night it went out till 2 this afternoon. I went on a hunt for turkey eggs. We just lost our favorite pet he was a tom turkey. 5 mo. got attacked by our dog and died. so went to the lady up the street who has a zillion turkeys hoping I could get eggs and she had none they had already quit laying. But said I could have threes her hen had been on them 3 days and she did not want any chicks right now !
     
  7. jessaw1981

    jessaw1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today is day 18 ( lock down right ) so its safe to say that I can candle and the ones that don't fill up the egg that I can take out ?
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have read SO many posts about how people almost tossed eggs at lockdown, but just left them in and they hatched. You might want to give them a chance.

    Not if they smell bad though- those can explode.
     

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