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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Father Time Premium Member

    Oh, that goes w/o even mentioning. That's why God invented quadcabs; so's we could stand between doors.
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I just candled them, I had a ton of death its amazing how you can see them dead better than alive this early. I think I have 17 still alive and one questionable. the rest I threw out . less than half dead more half unferts... I am an idiot plain simple.

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    Question for anyone..... I never had a fertility issue...... SO I switched roosters a week ago, how long until I should try to set a new batch of eggs to check them again?
     
  3. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's never easy to accept making mistakes, but unfortunately, making mistakes is something we humans constantly do. Our hectic lifestyles tend to fog our brains, and sometimes we just get ahead of ourselves. I catch myself thinking of things I need to be doing while I'm doing something else, and little things get overlooked. It never gets any easier to accept, and in my case, I find it happening more often. With all that's going on these days, it's hard to stay focused. I know you're probably disappointed with yourself, and perhaps a little angry too, but that's just how we are. While it doesn't fix the problem, I've learned to accept my mistakes and move on. The past is the past, and dwelling on it isn't going to change what happened. When we make mistakes, we learn how to avoid doing it again in the future. We're never to old to learn... [​IMG]
     
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  4. Sally Sunshine

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    what are you writing? if I can be so nosey @perchie.girl

    update? you cant tell from that pip if its membrane is dried out. 99% of the time, if they externally pip they hatch! as long as you keep the bator closed and up the humidity! the pip areas do get dried out looking, thats normal.

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    I would probably investigate if its day 22 use a damp hot rag and wipe side of bator or mist it just dont get eggs wet (for instant boost of humidity) see whats going on for a quick candle on a few. see if you have internals or life.
    Are you certain temps were proper and do you have images of your air cells at day 18 for us to see?
     
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  5. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would probably investigate if its day 22 use a damp hot rag and wipe side of bator or mist it just dont get eggs wet (for instant boost of humidity) see whats going on for a quick candle on a few. see if you have internals or life.
    Are you certain temps were proper and do you have images of your air cells at day 18 for us to see?

    I've just had a quick look - egg 1 & 3 show no movement and are in the same position as yesterday; I think they may have quit. Egg 2 has a lot of movement but no pip still; this chick is taking its sweet time!!

    I forgot to mark the air cells at day 18 so have nothing to show. Next time!
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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    oh man, that doesnt let us give you any help much GR! lol!!
    thats a bummer I will keep fingers crossed on EGG #2 and send some cheers to get her out!!

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  7. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great - she TOTALLY needs cheers!!
     
  8. Laurel Meadows

    Laurel Meadows Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I got mine cheap for $25 on eBay :) just needed a new thermometer which was $9 from Brinsea. Mine has held temp perfectly. No fluctuations whatsoever. Eggs are going strong and I have to manually turn my eggs but it returns to set temp with a minute or 2.

    Edited to add that was for chicken hawk and desert eggs :)
     
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  9. lazy gardener

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    You could buy, or if you like a challenge, you can make a very good incubator for about $20 - 25.00.
     
  10. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 16 :)
     
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