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everything going wrong :-(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by technodoll, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so bummed.

    My bator is in lockdown as of this morning - in a corner surrounded by a cardboard perimeter are the silkie eggs due in 3 days, and in the two automatic turner trays that are left in the turner are the rest of the eggs that are due on Jan 26th.

    I have two thermometers on the bator floor - since lockdown one is showing 103F and one is showing 96F - and they are next to each other!

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    I have NO idea what the real temp is in there!

    AND the automatic turner trays seem to be stuck and not moving!

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    Humidity is fluctuating too, for now it's around 65% - is this enough?

    At this rate I doubt to be hatching any babies at all [​IMG]
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    yowza, hope you get some hatches. Sorry to hear you are having troubles.
     
  3. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I feel your pain......I've had the same kind of day with my incubator!
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How badly are things allowed to go before no chicks hatch at all? [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    This is my first hatch....so I don't know.

    BUT, I can tell you that NOTHING is going to hatch if I hurl the whole set-up onto the floor! [​IMG]
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I feel your pain [​IMG] Right now I've got a 4% hatch rate with my broody with ONE pip and day 22. At this rate I'll switch to incubators though after reading all of this maybe not [​IMG]
     
  7. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I think it must be "bad incubator day" because I am having the same issues. Woke up to 80% humidity and 99 degrees. It was perfect last night. I got it stabilized but I have no idea how well the hatch is going to go at this point.
     
  8. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Quote:Well all I can say is don't switch to an LG. Mine are going in the garbage as soon as this hatch is done! My new Brinsea is working perfectly - temp has not fluctuated and humidity is steady, just add water every 3 days.
     

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