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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BroodyBettysMom, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Drabbits

    Drabbits Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine is fluctuating between 99.5. And 100.I had no idea this was going to be so stressful. Anticipation!!!! Lol
     
  2. ScottyTerrier

    ScottyTerrier Out Of The Brooder

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    You do not need temps high at this point. 97.5-98.5 is best. Best thing would be to add hot wet paper towels on floor of the Bator that don't have eggs on them.maybe even put eggs on top of the wet towels
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  3. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel so sick! All I've done this past hour is cry! I have 2 one month old pullets, a clutch on day 22, and a clutch due Oct. 7! The lights are off! Company doesn't have answers! Both bators hace dropped below 90°! We will go out in the morning and pip each one. I just want to scream!!!
     
  4. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh. The 2 babies are without their heat lamp!!!
     
  5. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Oh no. Wrap the bators with towels and blankets. Do you have those hand or feet warmers they can be used in an emergency. Do you have anyway to heat water to fill a bottle for the brooder? You are having a terrible time. We have a generator and inverters in our vehicles for emergencies. Hope everything works out.
     
  6. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I had nothing. Two and a half hours they were off. Almost went below 80°. Throwing eggs in bator 2 out and pipping the other in the first one. I'm so sick.
     
  7. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just pipped. The egg I couldn't see through was in fact rotten. Two quit super early. one looks to quit shortly after beak was formed. Some had no blood veins and had started to take in the yolk when they died. They all had feathers. One's leg was backward. I'm so terribly upset.
     
  8. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read on this site that they may have survived. Now I feel really sick! With no movement when I pipped I just figured they were dead. Could I have been wrong?
     
  9. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After seeing an egg bleed from the second batch, I've decided to let them go and see what happens. If no change soon, I'll pip them as well.
     
  10. BroodyBettysMom

    BroodyBettysMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled 19 eggs from second batch. Two were infertile and six had blood rings. The others still have veins and one I saw the eye portion move! The second batch may have a chance!
     

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