Incumating mishap

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rlshepard, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. rlshepard

    rlshepard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Went downstairs last nite to turn my incubating eggs for the last time (day 18!) and found that the incubator was not closed exactly right [​IMG] looks like they got down to about 90 degrees. Anyone have any Ideas on the impact that will have? Should I just toss the eggs now? will they run past hatch day? will it cause my chicks to be puny?

    I know I know get an automatic turner for the bator.... [​IMG] live and learn
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Don't give up! The same thing has happened to me. Almost all of the eggs still hatched on day 21.
     
  3. becky1677

    becky1677 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had this happen to me. Mine still hatched but a day or two late. All babies were prefect!!! I would not toss them!!
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    They will probably all pip that were going to pip anyway, just maybe on day 22, 23, or 24. The big question is how long did the eggs stay at 90 degrees? As time in the incubator goes on the eggs dry out. If you though that the humidity was critical between days 18-21. By days 22, 23, or 24 the humidity will become extremely critical if the chicks are to have a good chance at a normal and healthy hatching.

    Best wishes to you, and to your chicks.
     
  5. rlshepard

    rlshepard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all! I'll keep'em going and hope for the best!
     
  6. rlshepard

    rlshepard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well would you look at this on the morning of day 20!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    See, we told you so! Congratulations :)
     
  8. becky1677

    becky1677 Out Of The Brooder

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    :)
     
  9. rlshepard

    rlshepard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it day no 23 and still only one hatchling [​IMG]
     
  10. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry only one hatched.[​IMG]
     

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