egg turner broke

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jayk117, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. jayk117

    jayk117 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i have a LG incubator with an egg turner. i filled it with mallard eggs and for some reason about a week into incubation the egg turner broke and it took me a while to notice it for about 5 days and i thought they were all dead. i decided to leave them in just in case and turn them manually. Its been 4 or 5 days and i candled them and theyre all moving and alive. im just worried that they are all going to hatch out crippled or something. has anyone ever had this happen before.

    please help
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Yep, the turner in the classroom got unplugged and we didn't know it for most of the 21 days. We still had a good hatch and no one was crippled, just kind a few were kind of stuck to the sides, but with a little spray of water came out just fine.
     
  3. jayk117

    jayk117 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks i hope it turns out good. i was a little worried because my agri. teacher said that some would probably hatch out crippled but its better to here from someone who has had it happen.
     

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