Please advise! Is there any way to incubate this egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gritsar, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have 4 eggs in the bator right now and four under a broody. My bator is an brinsea eco mini advance. I chose not to set more eggs because I don't want to overload my broody, who will hopefully be brooding them all. (She's only 7 mo. old and small)

    However, I just got an egg from one of my rescue meaties. Recently her eggs have been fertile; I guess my turken roo is more of a macho man than I thought. [​IMG]

    I would really love to see if this egg would hatch - cornish X/turken mix...can you imagine? [​IMG]

    Is there any way to add it to the bator now? The bator is on day 17.

    TIA [​IMG]
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    You could just sit on it and see what happens [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Okay you! Mr. Birdaholic isn't around, so you're his stand-in? [​IMG]
     
  4. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Sorry [​IMG] Couldn't resist.

    I know, Bad Boy! Go to your room.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You can hold that egg for about 10 days before setting it! Just store it pointy end down and "turn" it coupla, three times a day. Put it and any others she lays in a carton propped up slightly, then switch the end that is propped up, and when the MiniAdvance is clear in about 5 or 6 days at the most, put the new eggs in!
     
  6. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Do you know anyone that you can borrow a bator from?
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    Yes, if you just got the egg today it will be fine to sit and rest until your hatch is done. It would be way better to do that than to stick it in the bator with the other eggs on day 17. It could mess up those eggs and the new one because of the higher humidity for the hatch time. If it were me I would take gryeyes suggestion and save a few more while you wait for your hatch and then you can have another hatch. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Oh, I'm sorry, I should have more precise. The bator has 17 more days to go, it's not 17 days into the incubation.

    I guess I'll just wait and hope she is laying good when the bator gets done with this batch.
     
  9. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would right the date you set the egg and put it in the Incubator. You will have a "staggered" hatch, but it would be incubating nonetheless.....
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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