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 Out Of The Brooder

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

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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

    rivers2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    tgperg Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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