Incubating advice. Should I give up on the entire batch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bootsuu, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. bootsuu

    bootsuu In the Brooder

    May 12, 2009
    So, I opened my incubator on Sunday to candle my eggs (one week in), and turned off my egg turner. I didn't realize it was still off until tonight when I checked them again. They don't appear to have developed any more (I could be wrong though). Seeing as they haven't been turned in the last 5 days, should I just assume they're not going to hatch and give up on the dozen eggs currently in the incubator?

    Please let me know what you think. I can get pics if needed. I think we're now officially at day 11, and haven't been turned since day 6.

  2. i would still hold out hope. i'm sure you've turned the turner back on. Give a day or so and then candle again. Hope everything works out.
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    OH, I would NOT give up yet. I just read a post about someone who set up the bator for her grandson and he forgot all about it and never turned a egg one. He had most to hatch. I'd just turn the turner back on and wait. Re-candle on day 18 when you are ready for Lock down and see what you have. Even then you never know. Give them till day 22 at least.

  4. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    Dont give up! Atleast if you keep them going and you re candle them on 18 you know you gave it your best shot! Good luck

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