Turner unplugged

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by larryk49, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. larryk49

    larryk49 New Egg

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    I'm sure this cannot be good so I am seeking advice. Just went to the basement to get the eggs out of the turner and into the hatcher. when I am taking the lid off the incubator I noticed the turner is unplugged...... I candeled on day 14 and this is day 18 so I am not sure how long since they have been turned, if ever! About 65% of the eggs have chicks but since this is my first hatch I'm not sure what will happen next..... hatch or not hatch? That is the question.
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I did the same thing, but longer then yours and I have a pip and when I took them out there was a lot of peeping going on. You'll be okay. Come join us over at the NYD hatchalong
    Michele
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Found this on another website:





    The claim in print is that you can stop turning the eggs at day 14 of incubation without a noticable decrease in hatch.

    Hope that is true! [​IMG] Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't for at least 1 week maybe 2. I have 2 pips
     
  5. larryk49

    larryk49 New Egg

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    Well, that is at least encouraging. I will keep you all posted on what happens.
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Please do. You can find me one the NYDH
     
  7. larryk49

    larryk49 New Egg

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    One hatched and 5 more pips so it looks like an unplugged turner is not going to completely ruin this hatch. Still have a long ways to go but I believe I am going to have a variety from the eggs I have set. A couple of silkies, a couple of Easter eggers bred to a French black copper maran rooster and a couple of FBCM's bred to an Ameraucana rooster all eggs laid here and my first hatch so we are very excited.
     
  8. larryk49

    larryk49 New Egg

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    14 hatched, 1 quitter, and 8 non hatched...... so if the eggs aren't turned it is a good chance some eggs will hatch.
     
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Very good news for you. 14 new babies CONGRATS!
     

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