oh boy. . I think I will let the hen do it next time.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lightbread48, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. lightbread48

    lightbread48 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2008
    Thomasville Ga
    This is a bit harder than I thought it would be. I was trying to take part of my egg turner apart so i would have room on the bottom for the first eggs to hatch, and the eggs rolled out of it. they didnt fall hard but they rolled around on the screen bottom. the temperature dropped to like 80 while i was messing with them and then I shot the humidity way up before i realized it was going up so fast. My poor babies will be tough if they survive the heck i have put them through. lol. I hope hope hope i didnt kill them. especially since I have never hatched any before and i have waited all these days to see what happens. (BTW today is day 19 for the first eggs i put in). I was so discouraged today that i started to throw them all out and give up, but I figured that everyone that has helped me here would be disappointed if I did that. I guess we will see in a few days if I killed them. I seriously think that I will let the mama hen do the chick hatching next time!
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I hope you get a hatch!. Please keep us updated
  3. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    Raymond, Mississippi
  4. flip9109

    flip9109 Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    st paul mn
    wow, great link.

    thank you
  5. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Seven Valleys, Pa
    Hang in there! Ya never know how things will go.
  6. lightbread48

    lightbread48 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2008
    Thomasville Ga
    Thanks for the support guys! my babies are supposed to hatch tomorrow. . . . but I have to work. [​IMG] my mom will be home with them tho. I am just praying that at LEAST one hatches. Its so funny how everybody at my house (except mama) acted like they didnt care about my eggs when I first started the incubator up. As the days passed by, they would ask how the hatching was going (making the question sound like they asked it to be nice to me). Now that tomorrow is the big day they cant hide the suspense anymore. Everyone is like DANG ! WE HOPE THEY MAKE IT OUT! absolutely amazing how fast the fever spreads!

    Everybody [​IMG] and say a prayer for my lil eggies! Hopefully tomorrow ill be a mama!
  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    Quote:My sister who thinks chickens are the ugliest things in the world likes the eggs...
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Good luck-keep us posted!
  9. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

    Mar 3, 2008
    Uxbridge MA
    Good luck. Incubating eggs is stressful, but you're closer to the ones you hatch yourself versus Mom Chicken. Or at least I think so, but I've been called nuts before.
  10. lightbread48

    lightbread48 In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2008
    Thomasville Ga

    MY EGG WAS PEEPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my mom has been watching them all day. non have broken the shell yet but i heard lil peeps comming from inside the bator today!! im working night shift tonite so maybe when i get home ill have a chick! [​IMG] come on babies and hatch!

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