Talk about a Miracle!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bleenie, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Yesterday morning I finished getting ready for work and opened the incubator to turn, mist & cool the eggs. I turned them, misted them and left the lid open to let them cool for 10 minutes..... and left the house completely forgetting to close the incubator!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I didn't think about it all day, i felt like total crap and thought i had shut it before i left anyway. I got home 8hrs later and went to put something in the bedroom and turned around to check & turn the eggs and felt like my stomach was climbing up my throat, i just wanted to die! I just about started crying thinking i had killed every last one of the eggs, including the 7 duck eggs i just brought in because the hen was being a brat. [​IMG] I couldn't think of anything to do but close the lid and give them until the morning and check the damage i had done... Well I was too scared to check them this morning so i only turned & misted them and left for work. I got home tonight and pulled out the candler, grabbed a little bucket for all the eggs i just KNEW i killed [​IMG] and opened the incubator to start checking them....

    I candled the first egg and i nearly choked, the little blob was squiggling all over the place!! like it was the best thing that ever happened to it! I was so excited that i put it right back and grabbed the next egg and discovered it was no longer alive.. all the veins were gone and the blob was stuck in the yolk [​IMG] . I set it aside and moved moved on to the next... another bad one, but maybe an early quitter? set it aside and moved on.... I could definitely see veins still! After moving it around for a second i found the happy little blob, swimming all over in his little water world [​IMG] . Every one of the other chicken eggs was alive and kicking!! I couldn't believe it! and all of them were even more active than before!

    I checked the duck eggs last, they worried me. I had taken them from a hen that kicked them from her nest, so they were cold when i brougth them in and then i chilled them again. They were also about half way through incubation [​IMG] I checked the first egg and saw a little one squish around [​IMG] I checked the second and only saw black at first, but after some maneuvering, i found the akward airsac and some good, strong veins, all the remaining 5 eggs were squishing and kicking like crazy on the candler... thank God.

    I have to say, it felt like a real miracle. I just couldn't believe i only lost 2 eggs after leaving them uncovered for 8 hours. I still can't hardly believe it. But HAD to share it!
  2. Mentzer6

    Mentzer6 In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2010
    Wow! That is a miracle!
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    They're tough little buggers!

    Very happy to hear your eggs are OK. [​IMG]
  4. rivers2011

    rivers2011 Songster

    May 12, 2011
    Port Perry, ON
    great news!!! glad you have survivors ^.^
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I am going to have about 41 babies all named "Miracle" soon [​IMG]
  6. BrownSheep

    BrownSheep Chirping

    May 27, 2011
    [​IMG] YAY!!
  7. tgperg

    tgperg Songster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Awesome! That is so exciting!

  8. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Thank You Lord for making miracles happen!!!
  9. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    [​IMG] Hey! Before you name them all miracle, go on google translate and type in 'miracle'

    you could name them all miracle, but each in a different language xD

    I don't even know if you were being serious...just a thought LOL

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