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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lalegid, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chirping

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    Hi there! I'm Leah, I thought I would join this forum to get some more information on chookies. I have 3 lovely silkies and 1 hyline (she was from a battery farm, now free ranges in my garden.) I am having a go at hatching some eggs in an incubator, had a little disaster last night as the incubator went cold! So advice needed... (will start another thread in the incubating section)
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about the incubation problem. Hopefully, BYCers in the Incubation section can help!

    Good luck with your flock!
     
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chirping

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    Thanks! I hope my wee chicks will pull through, I've become quite attached to those eggs. :)
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Usually eggs can take a long cool down. The eggs are a large enough mass that they themselves hold heat a lot longer than the outside air temp. But I have heard of a 24 hour cool down, cold eggs and all, and still something hatches. Depends on how long the temps was low or off completely.

    Definitely post this in our Incubating Eggs forums for more input.

    Good luck with the hatch and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  5. horselover101

    horselover101 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] Hope all goes with your incubator and chickens!!! Wish I could be of more help!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with the hatch!
     
  7. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chirping

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    Thanks for the welcome! The incubator would have stopped heating for up to 9 hours. I usually would turn them after 7-8 hours but due to a sick toddler (with chicken pox!) I didn't manage to turn them on time... oh well.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us..wishing you luck that your hatching is ok.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Hi, Leah, welcome to BYC.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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