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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mochicken, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I have a bit of a problem.

    I put eggs down the 30th so today is lockdown, thats easy enough but here is my problem.

    On the 10th I had a pair of silkies killed and the hen had laid an egg so I thought I would try to save it, it was fertile and is doing great but it has been in the turner with the other eggs, now that I had to take the turner out to lock the others down on one side then I had to take the silkie out of the turner. My original intention was to leave the turner and just take all the egg turners off except one so it would still be turned automatically but the trays do not come off this particular turner apparently, its all one piece ( Janoel JN8-48 automatic incubator )

    How am I supposed to manually turn the egg without opening the incubator?

  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Quote:You should try to get another incubator and use it as a hatcher

    ask around may be someone will let you use his/hers

    the only issue I see in your plan is the humidity

    remember you will increase humidity for lockdown

    I once had t he same issue and found a cheap hovabator on craiglist
    the one without the fan works perfect as hatcher retains humidity for longer time and keeps the hatching eggs moist inside way better than the one with fan

    hope this helps
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I think the humidity would be an issue, too high for where that lone one should be. Do you have a broody hen who could babysit that one until your others hatch?
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Another reason I don't do staggered hatches. I have no suggestions but I do wish you luck.
  5. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Yeah this is my first hatch, I wasn't planning to do it but I wanted to save the chick from the hen that was killed.

    I called my cousin who lives close by and she said she has an incubator I can borrow till it hatches, I guess I will fire up an incubator for one egg lol
  6. chrislemurs

    chrislemurs In the Brooder

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tampa Florida
    good luck

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