Have I killed my eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Elliebeans, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Elliebeans

    Elliebeans Chirping

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    I noticed tonight that I hadn't inserted the auto turner when I last opened my incubator. I can't remember when that was but it's been at least a couple of days. How likely is it that I killed the eggs?
     
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  2. Elliebeans

    Elliebeans Chirping

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    Forgot to add they are currently on day 14.
     
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  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    I wouldn’t worry too much, if at all. If eggs can’t handle some cold, dirt and not being turned, I doubt birds would have made it this far. Put the turner back in and candle the day before lockdown. They’re most likely fine.
     
  4. Elliebeans

    Elliebeans Chirping

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    Thank you so much!
     
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  5. cmfarm

    cmfarm Crowing

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    They should be just fine. A couple of days of not turning won't hurt them.
     
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