Hello from Montana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MontanaGal, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. MontanaGal

    MontanaGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am a newbie just entering the egg hatching world, and have 21 eggs incubating. I started them on March 20th, and have a serious question: I forgot to take out the little red stoppers (2 of them) on top of the incubator after 3 days.

    I just realized it today, so have I killed my hatch or compromised them? What should I do? I took the red plugs out today, but am now wondering if I have ruined the hatching process.

    Any pointers??

    Thanks.
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    [​IMG] Its fun and friendly here!

    i can not help you with bator question, as I do not have one or have any experience with one. [​IMG]
     
  3. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Where in Montana are you? I live in Colorado but was born and raised in Great Falls. I miss Montana so much....wish I could answer your question but dont have any incubator experience to share. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had a hygrometer in there to check humidity? It's possible you may be able to reduce the humidity for the coming days to let the eggs lose enough moisture for the air cells to grow enough for the chicks to still hatch. I wouldn't give up on them yet. worse things have happened before with endings that turned out ok. start a thread under incubating and hatching eggs and you'll find someone that can answer this for you. Good luck.[​IMG]
     
  5. MontanaGal

    MontanaGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am in the SW corner of MT, down about 90 miles North of Yellowstone Park, beautiful area.

    Here is a site I put together about our little town: hope it is okay to post a link in here, if not, then I am sorry: ponymontana.com - that should make you homesick! LOL Just kidding.

    Just to let you know though - it is snowing right now, there is over 18 inches of snow on the ground and still going strong. I am ready for this winter to be over!

    I lived in Colorado (west of Denver) before I moved here. Loved Colorado, but fell in love with Montana when I visited, so went back, got my stuff, and moved up here.
     
  6. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm not sure what type of bator you have, but mine has the red stopper on top and I have never taken it out. I have a Hova Bator 1588. Go check in over at the Incubating Eggs section, you should get a more definative answer there. Also, a good digital thermometer/hygrometer is what you need if don't have one already. Don't give up on the eggies!
     
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome To BYC from NC
     
  9. debilorrah

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  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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