Emergency hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ajneal30, May 20, 2017.

  1. ajneal30

    ajneal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BLRW roo died sometime in the last few days (I was out of town). I think he either choked on the food or got an impacted crop.
    Anyway I have been trying to raise this breed forever and I need to do an emergency hatch. I gathered up the eggs, 12 of them most several days old. I know I won't have much success due to the age of the eggs, but I need to try anyway.
    It's been long enough since I did this, I don't remember what temp I need my bator to run at. If anyone is still up, I'd sure appreciate a refresher course.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not an expert but I am awake now.

    the bator with fan: 37,5 celsius (99-99,5 f?), still air 38 celsius if I remember well. you must run the bator without eggs for about 5-6 hours. plenty of time to google and find out the rest.

    good luck!
     
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Temp should be 99.5. Good luck!
     
  4. ajneal30

    ajneal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both. My incubator has already been running for several hours on the same setting it had been on last I used it. It was running a little hot so I turned it down and loaded up the eggs. I couldn't wait any longer, the eggs are already old enough it's touch and go if they will hatch at all. I'll give it a few days and candle to see if any are developing.
    I have a friend with an incubator who is willing to hatch for me as well so I will gather eggs for the next three days and see if she can hatch any that are not as old as these are.
     
  5. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't worry too much. I hatched a 19 days old egg. she is my avatar pic. she is 3 mo now, beautiful and healthy (touch wood!).

    :fl
     
  6. ajneal30

    ajneal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a really sucky incubator, but for the first time since I bought the hunk of junk, it's holding steady right at 99 degrees. :D
     
  7. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :fl
     
  8. CABINHOLLOWNC

    CABINHOLLOWNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!:fl
     
  9. ajneal30

    ajneal30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 30 eggs, 4 appear to be developing.
     
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