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oh no! I left the turner off all week end!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancie, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed that I had left the turner unplugged for the last 2 - 3 days (The same outlit it is on I have to use when I vacum)..... I hope the babies are all right. Just two weeks left untill the first set hatch and a little over 3 for the second set.

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    Muscovies just take way too long... leaving more time for mistakes!!!
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    I have read here where some people stop turning altogether after day 5. Not something I plan to do, but probably your duckies will be ok.

    EDITED: er...duckies, not chickies...
     
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  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    What are the temps? Plug it back on and add two to three more days after their due dates. Some of us have experienced it including myself, for two days of no power due to storms, I had hatches two to three days late and not every one of them will hatch.

    they will be fine!
     
  4. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The incubator was going... When I vacuum I just unplugg the turner. I am guessing on friday... I noticed it this morning...

    They are so far along that when I candle them I see nothing... but they stay warm after I remove them from the incubator... thus retaining heat... so I'm guessing they are still alive (the oldest ones)
     
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