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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by zimmy, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. zimmy

    zimmy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    My brother is an idddddioooooot.

    I just got 12 eggs yesterday, mail. Well, Thursday, 22. They're doing fine in the incubator, but since the homemade bator is so big with so little eggs (we had to make it around the measurements of the big ol plexiglass thing), I have to use a 75watt. I can usually keep it stable, but have to shift the glass and check every five minutes until it is.

    Well, tonight (their second night warm) I closed the plexiglass almost all the way, because it was getting a bit cold. I left for dinner and movies with my family at 6:30, and when I got back (11), Tommy (the 19 year old idddddioooot) had tossed a towel on the top of the bator to block out light from the otherwise lightless room, so he could show his buddies some naruto. Pah. I don't know WHEN he did that just yet-it IS two in the morning.

    Anywho, I checked on the temp, and it was about 108-110.

    Is this bad?

    Is this really bad?

    Or did I catch it before anything really bad could happen? [​IMG]

    Oh lord, I can't sleep. It's driving me nuts.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2007
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, let's see... If I was in your situation I would first beat up my brother for being an iddiot and demand to know when and why he got the bright idea to cover up the light... j/k about the first part.

    You were only away for like 4 hours, and let's say that he tossed it over as soon as you left. I say those eggs still have a good chance in there. *crosses fingers* I wouldn't give up on them because I'm a assuming you don't have a fan so the temp was only like 6-8 deg too warm and it was probably for less than those whole four hours.

    I've had a temp spike to 125 for the entire night once and gave up on the eggs and stopped monitoring the temperature... Shouldn't have though because I decided to just let them sit and one hatched!

    I would candle at 10 days and see if anyone is alive.

    Good luck, let us know what happens.
  3. zimmy

    zimmy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007

    Thank Zues!

    I /do/ have a fan in the room placed near the bator, but not in. Above-ish. And he had turned it off, anywhooo. With the fan on, I've got it staying at 101 (FINALLY!). I think I'll have fun and try to candle them tomorrow, my little brother is waiting for it XP He's five, and was freaking out because I was freaking out. He's such an evil, evil, cute, disgusting, adorable thing [​IMG]

    And don't worry.

    I'll do my best to chew up the iddddddiooooot.

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