Going on trip & need to move incubator - HOW?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JLS, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I am going away tomorrow afternoon and my eggs are still in the incubator (7/13 will be the 27th day!!). Now the person who was supposed to watch my chicks will now have to care for any hatching babies. I have to move the incubator to the "chick sitter's" home. I have a plan, do you think it will work?

    I thought I should heat a wet towel in the microwave. Then wrap the eggs in the towel. I think I should put them into the incubator while I drive to the sitter's house. The drive is about 15 mins long. Once I get there I can set up the incubator and return the eggs to it.

    Will it work? I just dont understand why they still haven't hatched (only one has hatched - at 6pm this evening).
     
  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they should...15 min. is not long. i've had the power go out for over 3 hrs and still had a decent hatch![​IMG]
    Hey wait a minute... did you say 27 days? sorry I think you have some bad eggs...[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  3. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    I dont see why it wouldnt just wouldnt waste a second doing it. And not bad eggs if they are not chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I know...27 days is way too long. Yet one hatched today! Should I candle them just before wrapping them in the towel? I candled them at 18 days and at least 4 were completely black but those have not hatched yet. I did eveything just the way the incubator's instructions said. ??????
     

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