Okay, I am so much a newbie! Babies have chipped through and nothing else !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamaoreo, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. mamaoreo

    mamaoreo In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    So, I have messed this up at day 18. I did not remove the egg turners from my incubator in time.. of course I panicked! I posted and someone here calmy told me what to do(Many thanks) . So this morning i noticed chip marks in 2 eggs. I swear can see another wobbling at times. I have read many threads, however, I am still a bundle of nerves!! NOTHING else has happened. My humidity (acording to the temp gauge) wont stay abouve 70. Are they ok? Yes, i suppose that's a rhetorcal question. I can't stand it! I added hot water through the holes on top. I think I have become the crazy chicken lady!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    Calm Down----Don't over do it-----don't add HOT water----100 degree warm water. Give it some time. Go watch TV instead of the eggs!!!
     
  3. mamaoreo

    mamaoreo In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I can't seem to help myself, but thanks, I wasn't sure if I was to add hot water or what to do! I feel so helpless, and I almost convinced myself I already killed them!
     
  4. mamaoreo

    mamaoreo In the Brooder

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    Didn't help that all my 6 week old rabbits escaped their hutch this morning!
     
  5. mamaoreo

    mamaoreo In the Brooder

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    I also keep hearing chirps, but is it the chicks, or my Grey? And there you have it, crazy chicken lady!
     
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  6. BYC910

    BYC910 Crossing the Road

    Honey you on the bottom of a very long list . :lau:lau:lau
     
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  7. Nannette114

    Nannette114 Songster

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    :yuckyuck
     
  8. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    Picture this----how do you think I felt when I walked in the house one night and the Wife asked if I got the Eggs set---I said yep. Then she said how many you got set-----I said Only 949.

    Calm Down---you might think you are in the Boat alone---Some of us have been in the Boat A LOOOOOOOOOOOONG Time---LOL.
     
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  9. Nannette114

    Nannette114 Songster

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    And THATS what I love about BYC.
    We're all in this crazy boat together! ;):hugs
     
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  10. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    I agree----I did not mention above-----I did not want that poster to think I was really crazy but at that time with 949 eggs incubating in 5 incubators-- I had over 500 chicks in brooders, got to over a 1000 in 25+ brooders---LOL---That Man Is CRAZY!!!
     
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