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I'm such an idiot

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by uncle, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. uncle

    uncle Out Of The Brooder

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    May 26, 2011
    wife says, "I got a surprise for you". takes me to the incubator and there's chicks riding the turners.
    Saturday I took the wrong batch of eggs off the turner and placed them in lock down.
    Tell me I'm not the only one to loose track of which rack is due when.
    Brian
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Weeeeeeeeeee-

    Not me that would require a huge fancy incubator-

    but in the future just use letters instead of random marks, A on the first set, B on the second set... C on the third set... then keep a calendar nearby to mark when you pull which eggs.
     
  3. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    well at least we learned from you.....learned that the humidity doesn't always have to be increased and even if the eggs are still turned, they may hatch out just fine! sometimes i think we worry too much. it hasn't happened to me, but i bet it could!! lol!
     
  4. uncle

    uncle Out Of The Brooder

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    May 26, 2011
    That's true. Chickens hatch eggs all the time and I was told,"they can't count". so i know they don't lockdown on day 18.
    Brian
     

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