I've Lost Track It's Out of Control.....What do I do????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, May 20, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I did staggered hatches, which I have done before, but I lost track of my eggs, it partially has to do with the fact that I used a marker to mark on my calendar and it ran, making how many eggs set on such and such date hard to read [​IMG]
    I moed the 1st 4 Sunday , 3 eggs were Day 18 and 1 was Day 17. Today is Day 20 and 2 hatched, 1 pipped so far.
    BTW, like a complete idiot [​IMG]
    I didn't mark the third and fourth sets that went in [​IMG]
    On my calendar I have that I set 9 eggs on the 4th , which means they should be moved on Thursday. Then I have that I set 9? (can't read well) on the 8th , which means they should be moved the 26th. This would be the great dilemma.
    I have 11 eggs in there that are the eggs in question, after tossing duds.
    Is there anyway to judge by candling how far along they are? I fell so STOOPID [​IMG]
    Luckily my Phoenix eggs are easy to identify and the Blue/Black Orp eggs are marked, as ar the 3 I set the other day from my flock.
    Do I just move all 11 and hope for the best? OMG, I am a Horrible Chicken Mama![​IMG]
  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    LMAO, I have done the same thing, not marked some eggs and forgot to mark the calendar LOL.

    I have had babies hatch in the bator that was set for the first 18 days and they do fine. If you candle the eggs, the closest ones to hatch will be pretty full and dark, except for the air cell, those would be the ones to move. I dont think if you move them a few days too early it will matter much, you could always manually turn them say 1 time per day if you are worried about it.

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