grrrrrrrrrr . lost the whole hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BairleaFarm, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stupid incubator. Ive had my windows open for a week or so. The inside temp was fluctuating and i guess this styro incubator couldnt keep up. Temps as low as 80 and as high as 108. Last time I use it. Turkeys, Ducks, Guineas, and Chicken eggs - all dead. They looks the same as they did last week when I candled. Between this and the hatch I killed a couple weeks ago is wearing my out. I may just take a little break. Frustrating I tell you.

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  2. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're completely tired of incubators, you could consider allowing a broody to sit on your eggs for you.
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  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    LG's are notorious for needing stable room temps. I kept mine in the spare bedroom with the heat vent covered and the window never opened.

    Turkey and guinea eggs this time of year probably wouldn't have done well anyway, turkeys have been out of season for a while.
     
  4. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think im just tired in general. Alot going on in life right now.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Sorry about your eggs too... I agree. I have an LG also. I also keep it in a room where the vents are covered and window never opened. Some people put theirs in a closet.
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Goblnfvr

    Goblnfvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear you lost your eggs.
    I know how obsessed I get when I have eggs in the incubator.
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a new LG and woke up one morning to a temp of 110 degrees. I had a full bator of 42 eggs. I renamed it the "murderbator" and sold it ASAP! Miracle of miracles, 5 eggs actually hatched. (4 dominiques and 1 gold laced wyandotte. 4 roos and 1 hen). Hovabator forever![​IMG]
     
  9. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry about your eggs too... I agree. I have an LG also. I also keep it in a room where the vents are covered and window never opened. Some people put theirs in a closet.

    X2 I have wonderful success with mine but I keep it in a wooden cabinet with a cloth "curtain" over the doorway instead of an actual door. My temps usually just go no lower than 97 at night and no higher than 102 in the heat of the day with the typical temp being 99.

    Take a little break and when you are mentally ready, try try again!

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