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I made a mistake!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtRendeAcres, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    This is not going well!

    I candled them when I took out of turner & I had to throw 1/2 my bantam eggs out because there was nothing in them! the other 1/2 - I couldn't really tell!

    I am [​IMG] these were from a breeder who shows in Ohio (Barred Rock & Blue Orpington) & even though they were bantams eggs they were the size of small eggs you would buy in store!

    I can't see anything with cochin & BO to big & dark!

    Then today I realized that I got my dates mixed up! and stopped turning a day early [​IMG]

    (will they hatch) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Today is really day 20
    I hear nothing & altogether I spent $43 :thun
     
  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    One day won't keep them from hathcing if they have chicks in them.
     
  3. Cathlina

    Cathlina Out Of The Brooder

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    I have done that and worse. I have stopped turning a week early if not ealier and have turned them up till they hatch. Thats not a good thing to do but I still had good hatches.
    When getting eggs shipped you never know how your hatch rate will be. I think the biggest factor if the way the PO handes them.
    Good Luck

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    They can still be okay, don't give up....just make sure your temps are holding steady and your humidity and please don't open the bator...when a chick pips it takes sometimes to 24 hours for it to zip out and dry off...too many make mistakes and think they have to help...chicks can live up to 3 days without food and water in a bator while the hatch completes...

    Chicks are hardly little creatures when wanting to pop out!!...Lots can go wrong we think when we hatch and out pops a chick!!...

    I always keep a journal and post in it everyday ,sometimes 3 times a day as to how my hatch is going.....that way I don't have senior moments...
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2008
  5. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen posts about research projects that didn't turn after day 5 and had good hatches so one day isn't going to cause a total loss.
     
  6. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    O.K.

    I am breathing again!

    Thanks guys [​IMG]

    I will post changes
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You wouldn't know a gal from Cranberry, PA that use to post on BYC ezboard by the nic of Cranberrybirds would you?...I just saw where you are from under your nic....
     
  8. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    No

    All people with chicken around here think I am nuts for being involved with a chicken forum!
    Also think I am a little off for petting, talking to or giving them treats!


    So, I don't think I know her!
     
  9. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Well it is day 21!

    Nothing!!!
    I will leave them in till 2/6

    I thought at least some would hatch [​IMG]
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    What date did you set them?...Have patience!!....can take til 25 if things aren't perfect in the bator...
     

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