So, yeah. Should have probably thought of this earlier.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickrockette, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Chickrockette

    Chickrockette Just Hatched

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    So, it;s the night of Day 20. Chirping started around noon today and has been getting more frequent and more plentiful. (I love that they respond to my voice!) I've been keeping the bator in the kitchen for easy observation, but before they hatch I need to move it to the basement where it is *less* easily observed (and molested) by our 3 curious cats. But is it cool to move them at this point, if I'm very careful not to jostle them too much? I figure they are starting to roll around on their own anyway.....

    Thanks to the helpful folks who replied to my earlier posts for helping me get this far!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Maybe put a cloth / towel over the eggs to minimise movement during transit, be quick about it and it would be ok, I'd think.
     
  3. Chickrockette

    Chickrockette Just Hatched

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    Fabulous. Thanks so much. They're headed down now!

    Added bonus of basement: I can't obsessively check them as often!
     
  4. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I'd also suggest getting someone to help you lift the incubator around if it's not a small incubator. They can be quite awkward, just when you need to be smooth and careful. That's when you'll trip or drop it. [​IMG]
    At least that how it'd work for me.[​IMG]
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I bet you still go check them! I know I would :gig
     
  6. Chickrockette

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    lol! Yes, me too. Already moved though - it is a tiny "12" (read: 9) egger from Magicfly. Of course now cats have decided they just happen to need to explore the basement, which they never do....:)
     
  7. Chickrockette

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    RIght?!?!? We are actually spending tomorrow night in a hotel (belated v-day), which will at least physically restrain me from checking them for like 12 hours. ;)
     
  8. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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