Help! Fast! Day 21 and light just blew in incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fobpatdgurl18, May 26, 2011.

  1. fobpatdgurl18

    fobpatdgurl18 Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! Today is day 21 and my light bulb in my homemade incubator just blew. What do I do? Take eggs out and switch the bulb as fast as possible? What to do with the eggs? Will it hurt them?
     
  2. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try to replace the bulb but until then put the eggs on a soft place with a brooder lamp down on them and they should be ok, i hope everything works out for you
     
  3. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gently set eggs on a soft place then cover them with a bowl (don't let eggs touch the bowl) replace bulb and gently return the eggs
     
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  4. fobpatdgurl18

    fobpatdgurl18 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put the carton I had the eggs in into my other incubator I have silkie eggs into and switched the bulb. I was super fast and I know your not suppose to open the incubator while on lockdown. I hope it hasn't disturbed them too much!
     
  5. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as they are not externally pipped and you got you humidity back up quick it shouldn't be a problem.
     
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  6. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your probally fine [​IMG]
     

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