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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tebs78, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Yeah I was the one that had the araucana eggs shipped and none developed! I also had some black australorps sent at the same time and when they arrived all BUT 4 were smashed up and broke. I went ahead and put in the remaining 4 eggs. I looked at my calander today and its day 18 for them. I candled them today and 3/4 looked like at some point they had tried to develop. Not sure how far along, but pretty sure not doing anything any more. 1 however, is completely dark, except for an air sack. No beak in it yet, but it appears that its developed thus far. NOw the shell is brown so its hard to see if there was movement, but my golly it looks like one actually has made it this far. I realize it may not hatch still, but I had given up on those 4, but threw them in for good measure. My other black australorps that were sent as a replacement are on day 4 or 5 now.

    My question is this. I do not have a hatcher or second incubator so now what. Should i turn my automatic turner off for this one egg and only hand turn the others until this other hatches? Or should i make a a hatcher?

    Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I can't advise you, but will wish ya luck!!
     
  3. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible for you to pull it out of the turner and lay it down between the rows, like between the empty spots on your turner? That is what I would try to do, it is hard to set up anything when you only have 3 days to go.
     
  4. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well a friend of mine offered to let me use her still air incubtor. Unfortunately, my turner is built in to the machine, its either "on" or "off". The floor part moves and you have little inserts that sit between the eggs so when the floor moves the eggs roll. (does that make sense?)

    I might just go ahead and heat up the other incubator now and at least have it in a day or two. I turned my turner off. With my r-com 20 you can turn the eggs when you want by pressing the turn button down for 5 seconds. So I will left the one egg straight up with out turning it and turn the rest. Hope that works!
     
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
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    Good luck on your little egg!!
     
  6. tebs78

    tebs78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     

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