I know...I know... But Still NEED HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by buzymom13, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Went to bed happy that at least one of our remaining 4 eggs was just chuck full of chickie!!! Humidity was 50% and temp was (and has been) holding steady at 100F.

    I know people on here don't like Little Giant Incubators (still air) so please I've read the "down w/Little Giants threads....but it is my first incubator and first hatch. We were supposed to go into lockdown tonite!

    I woke up to 70% hum and 60F!!! I'm freaking out!!! I turned the temp knob up thinking to see if it was still working. The red light comes on but the element doesn't get hot. (We had to return the first incubator because of the same problem. This one has been holding steady temps for a few weeks since I ran a test dry run first with it)

    So NOW I have my heat lamp over the incubator and the temp is back up to 90F...is this ok? Did I lose our precious chickie? Will the heat lamp do the same thing for these last few days or am I hopelessley lost?!

    HELP!?!?

    Thankx all....


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  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Anyone?
     
  3. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to get the temp back up to 99.5 and keep your fingers crossed.. only time will tell.. [​IMG]
     
  4. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    I've got the temp back to 99.8F and the humidity is at 42% now.....


    [​IMG] Hoping that the chicks were saved...
     
  5. ck_dunham

    ck_dunham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow thats crazy. Keep us informed on how it turned out. GOOD LUCK to you and the little chick!
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Chicks are probably still fine, they are big enough now to have a good amount of body heat, but they may hatch a day or two late. Good Luck.
     
  7. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    thankx for the well wishes guys!!!

    [​IMG] I'm hopeful...but anxious...

    Kelseygirl You're due date is my wedding anniversary!!! Cool!!! Congrats!!! [​IMG] Was a great day 23 yrs ago!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Quote:Awww, Well i am hapy to share your special day [​IMG]
     
  9. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2... I agree, remember the hatching temp is not as critical as the incubation temp.... How much room do you have in your incubator? If you have a good bit of room, since you stated you had 4 eggs in it, I would fill it up with baby food jars with lids filled with water.. Make sure the water you put in them is around 100 degrees and this will help keep some heat. The eggs themselfs are producing some heat now, but they need to be in a warm area. You are doing fine, but as soon as this hatch is complete, take that LG back and explain to them what happened and get your money back.
     
  10. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Thankx guys for the advice. I've got them warmed back up and it seems stable. I think I saw movement in my one chickie egg so I'm hopeful. I called the manufacturer and told them that I was NOT happy.

    They are shipping me a new incubator which is nice but I'm still [​IMG] about this hatching.

    I'm hopeful.... I will update as soon as we find out anything here...

    Love this site!!! [​IMG]
     

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