forgot to remove the egg turner and now chicks are hatching!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farm fresh uggs, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. farm fresh uggs

    farm fresh uggs New Egg

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    Hi everyone, I have been a 'lurker' on this site for about a year now and finally joined up with the rest of the flock!

    This is my 3rd hatch and I cannot believe that I forgot to remove the egg turner!! There are 25 eggs in there and 2 are zipping at the moment. Ugh!!! What to do, what to do???? I don't want them to get hurt, but I don't want to open the lid either.

    Help Please!!
     
  2. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off [​IMG]

    It should be okay. Once I left the turner in there and my eggs hatched just fine.
     
  3. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    I have done this also, I just turn the egg turner off.. And watch to make sure they do not get stuck...
     
  4. farm fresh uggs

    farm fresh uggs New Egg

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    Thanks for the big welcome!! [​IMG] Yep, I did turn the turner off on day 18. Yikes, been so busy getting things ready for Christmas my brain must have had a 'Mommy moment' and completely forgot about taking the turner out.

    Now one has hatched completely and is free of the egg and is sitting in an empty spot.

    So, I am guessing just wait until the others hatch and not open the lid, right???
     
  5. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and howdy-do to you

    just unplug the auto turner and let them be everything should be alright with them in the holders they'll hatch out and drop down in- between the racks, commercial hatchers hatch them upright in the holders, it'd be a long days work taking all those hundreds of eggs out and placing them on their sides on day 18 so they just leave them be. [​IMG]

    catdaddy

    Ok somebody beat me to it, I must've been typing as they were posting. I type like I talk (slooow)(from the deep south), [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah heck I don't always get all of mine out of the turners and they hatch with the turners on...wee I also remove them from the turners pipped on occasion and put them in the hatcher.They also do fine..then again I follow no lockdown rules and hatch nearly 100% all the time [​IMG] so I may not be the best to ask about the rules
     
  7. KateBeauchemin

    KateBeauchemin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've hatched in turner no problem! They were call ducks and at day 21 I got a chuck...

    I had a small EE/cornish bantam egg same color as the call duck eggs. He was just sitting in the teacup at Disney world looking around. My hubby said he heard crowing in there, I called him a lair until I got home.

    He always says that. I told him never say crowing!!!! So for all the roosters I blame him.
     

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