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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shaky6, Feb 12, 2013.
Just discovered on day 14 that I never plugged in my egg turner. I feel compelled to wait it out...
are they alive at candle? then keep on trucking!!
Did you candle, and if so, what were the results? I hope you'll follow up and let us know what happens....this could be a really good learning experience for us all. I hope it works out well!
some people believe in the no turn technique. just turn for a few more days like you would and see what happens.
I've got a new candler coming because the last idea with a flashlight and a toilet paper tube didn't work so well. Maybe I'll have it tomorrow. Not exactly sure if I know what I'm doing though. You can read all day long about how to, but unless you see it done its kind of hard to know whats what.
I turn more on day 15-18 so the chicks can exercise for hatching. They will hatch OK.
That's great to hear. My first batch got a 50% hatch rate with late delivered eggs and reject eggs as a replacement and had a heck of a time getting my new incubator to even out with a temp setting. Now my 2nd batch wasn't even turned for 2 weeks. I'm curious to see how determined nature is.
Last fall I had a hen that didn't turn her eggs for 10 days. I think she had 5 eggs under her, 3 hatched. We started turning the eggs for her when we saw that everything was on one side of all the egg. I think only one stayed stuck. I think some of yours should make it.
I just candled them with my new candler, and yep, this thing is so much easier to use than the po folk method. 2 out of the 12 never even developed blood vessels, one looks to be much smaller and slower in development than the others. The rest are dark through the middle with a defined air pocket up top. What else should I look at?
Not a single hatch by day 24