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Incubator emergency

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Thenewgoat, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Keep

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  2. Throw

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  3. Wait

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  1. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay i just set some quail eggs last night the temp was around 98 all night so i adjusted it around noon and took a 2 hour nap when i woke it was at 106. Do they sill have a chance. I took the lid off asap and cooled them for about 5 mins.
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    I would keep them and hope that they hatch.
    They still have a chance.
    Is the temperature back to normal?
    How long is left in the hatch?
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
  3. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been in for about 24 hours now I have the temp at 91 and am trying to work it back up just a degree at a time but it is an older little giant and if you trun the knob like 2mm it jumps about 5 degrees very sensitive.
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should you should try and
    Candle them tonight and if there are some eggs
    Growing then I would keep them in there.
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     
  5. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    i candled 3 last night and found veins in one so maybe things will be okay. I have the temp set the best i could which is at 98.7 i know it is a little low but better then cooking them.
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :fl
    Goodluck,
    Keep up updated!
    Fionn.
     
  7. Thenewgoat

    Thenewgoat Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so i candled today and saw around half with veins some are to dark to see in but a lot have cracks the person i got them from said she candled before she sold them to me and none where cracked i dont think so but what ever. some are very clear and i am wondering if i should go ahead and take them out it is day 5 out of 17
     
  8. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    I think you should keep the ones in there with Veins,
    And throw out the clear eggs.
    Are the cracks internal or external?
     
  9. melliston

    melliston Just Hatched

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    The incubator I run my quail through varies from 95 - 105 (even seen at 117 before) with 80% hatch rates. Keep them running
     
  10. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They still have a chance. But my personal opinion is get a different incubator. I had a little giant once and it was terrible.

    2 eggs hatched out of 24. And I had to help those 2. I have had better luck with a foam cooler and a light.
     

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