Freaking out! Eggs got wet for 8 hours in lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Missey, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Missey

    Missey In the Brooder

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    I’m freaking out, I accidentally over filled my incubator with water apparently it soaked the bottom of the paper towels (pretty soaked) for 8 hours during day 1 of lockdown!! What do I do?? Will they be ok of the bottomed were wet??
     
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  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hi. I’ve never experienced that but I don’t think there’s a lot you can do now, it’s happened. I reckon they’ll be ok. Presumably you’ve removed the excess water now so just continue with lockdown as normal. Please keep us posted and best of luck with your hatch :thumbsup
     
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  3. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Wipe them off and place them on dry floor. Should be ok. I’ve dumped water on eggs before (by accident) and left them.
     
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  4. Missey

    Missey In the Brooder

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    I did open it to place a dry towel underneath them... I’m just worried the 8 hours they were sitting on the wet paper towels would harm them!
     
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  5. tootmany

    tootmany Songster

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    I hope all goes well. Keep us updated :)
     
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  6. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    chicks are very sturdy. Good luck hatching.
     
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