Idiot husband

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spuetz07, May 31, 2010.

  1. spuetz07

    spuetz07 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    Cochrane, WI
    I am sooo mad!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I have had the eggs incubating for 18 days time to take them off the turner. Went to do that, and the egg turner was unplugged. He must have unplugged it a WEEK AGO!! when he installed the window air conditioners. Im so frustrated. Everything was perfect: temperature, humidity. I was sure they were all goingt o hatch, but they have now been in the same position for a week.

    Please HATCH still!! [​IMG]

    Do you think Im SOL???
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I bet they'll still do pretty well. I haven't had that happen myself (eggs getting cold when a broody got confused though) but I've seen plenty of threads where the turner malfunctioned or a family emergency came up and the eggs didn't get turned. In most cases the hatches were pretty good anyhow. Let us know how it goes come hatch day. [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You may have to help some of them out.

    So what you are saying is, you don't check the turner every day????
  4. spuetz07

    spuetz07 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    Cochrane, WI
    They are due to hatch on the 3rd, so I will update and let you know. There are 34 eggs in there right now. Humidity is already rising...
    Im just keeping my fingers crossed. He will hear it from me if they dont hatch!! This is only my second time trying, the first time only one hatched...and it didnt make it, so you can imagine how excited I am this time around.
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    Hi, There is always hope.They may be fine.....I have screwed up a lot during my learning curve and they hatched anyway..[​IMG]
    Also, Just celebrated our 46th wedding aniversary....soooooooooooo
    Just a little hint..don't stay mad at him to long. I am sure he didn'y mean to.
    Good husbands are harder to find than good hatching eggs................

    Good Luck. Let us know how it goes.
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member 8 Years

    Apr 11, 2010
    Quote:True that! I have a very good hubby, I'm not perfect, he's not perfect. [​IMG]

    Good luck on your you get some to hatch, keep us updated!
  7. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    This is something I found during my hours or research:

    1. Turning hens' eggs between the 4th and 7th day of incubation gives a
    hatchability similar to that of eggs turned throughout incubation.
    2. Turning the eggs between the 8th and 11th day gives a hatchability similar
    to that of unturned eggs.

    So it looks pretty good
  8. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Yes, they will probably be fine. Biological systems are tougher than we think, and momma hen wouldn't always turn them predictably,
    Good Luck,
  9. spuetz07

    spuetz07 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    Cochrane, WI
    Thanks for the replies. It helps a lot...I will post in a coupl eof days to let you know how many actually do hatch.
    And yes I do feel bad about calling him an idiot. That was just me being frustrated with him. I do love my hubby, but you know how things get in the heat of being frustrated from time to time! [​IMG]
  10. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    I know know things are when something or someone comes between me and my chickens:lol:
    Good luck

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