Incubators Anonymous

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Auroradream26, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Bad News.....

    I have to re-start hatching, I have sold out of EE. I tried to stop incubating, but the public is demanding I start again forfeiting my 60 day chip....Poor me....[​IMG]
     
  2. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Oh poor you! No chip for you!

    I need to put an ad on craigslist for mine. I have another hatch hatching and ask my brooders are full lol
     
  3. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I just added 129 chicken eggs and 12 turkey eggs to my cabinet. It has....3 empty spots left lol
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    THINK WOMAN!!! THINK,, You can fill those 3 slots somehow....
     
  5. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Yay! so far so good! Day 10 and I saw movement in all 10 eggs! Gosh.... only how many days til hatch. And lock down oh my goodness can I take it?????? Lol I'm still less than 1/2 way done.hahaha.
     
  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    If they plan to hatch a day or two early then you're MORE than halfway done :) I'm not helping am I? Lol


    I can...very easily but they'd hatch a day later than everyone else. I may just have to do that lol. That sad thing is, I candled every egg thar was already in there and tossed all clears and quitters to make room for the ones I just put in lol
     
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  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I use to have to do that!!

    But through hard work and discipline I no longer have to candle every egg to find a hole for the next one I want to set. Also I think It was good planning on my part...[​IMG]

    I have to clean hatchers this morning, I do have a bottle neck there, I have 2 chicks in one hatcher, I am using as an ICU. they have leg and movement problems. I should wring their necks, but I am such a softy.
     
  8. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    OMG I think one of my incubators is cursed. Last night when I checked on them they were all nice and snuggly warm and humid. This morning at 5:30 a.m. the lid was ajar and the temperature was very low. My poor little eggs. I do not know how the lid got aJar or for how long. The only thing that might have saved them is that the heating fan was directly above the five eggs basically sitting on top of them. Now I'm not sure whether I should candle tonight on day 13 or just wait until day 14? I've added water make sure the lid was going good and hopefully that's good enough.
     
  9. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    How low is very low? Figure a hen gets off the eggs once a day, and the eggs cool down a bit. Also, the eggs change temp slower than the ambient temps. Someone posted a list of eggs temps and viability. If I can find it, I'll post it. But, as long as you got the temp reset quickly, I think you should be good!!
     
  10. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Well I'm not sure how long the lid was off temp was reading 71. But like I said the heater fan was sitting on top of the 5 eggs in there and they felt warmer to the touch than 71. So I'm just hoping!
     

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