Help Please!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fly Be Free, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    South Carolina
    I spent four days gathering the eggs I want to hatch in my bator.

    I set it last night and put everyone in but today I noticed that the heat wasn't coming up. The heat tube is not working. I left them in the bator with the turner and am attempting to order a new one.

    Should I scrap this set or do ya'll think it'll be okay til no later than Wed. next week and just count from then?

    Thanks in advance, any advice is helpful.
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    If you don't need the eggs for eating purposes and since you didn't spend money to buy them, i would probably be inclined to wait until the part comes in. Of course the fertility will decline at some level, but imho, I would give it a try for my own eggs. Now to ask the obvious..... Have you checked the plug to see if electrical current is flowing....that happened to me once. Also any loose wires....that happened to me another time. Great luck and hope this helps!
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    The eggs will be fine until later this week to set. You need to turn them a few times a day, I assume the egg turner is working so that's taken care of. They keep better if stored at lower temperatures. You could put them in your basement in incubator until the part comes.

    I've got eggs in my incubator tight now that I collected over the course of 11 days. It's day 15 of incubation and the ones that stopped developing I've taken out ranged from 1 day old to 10 days old before setting. There was no cluster of older eggs that didn't develop to indicate older eggs are less viable.
  4. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    South Carolina
    Thanks so much ya'll. Yeah, the power is there. The fan is running.
    I appreciate ya'll helping me out. :)


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