Ugh, think I just killed chicks in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Well first off im using one of those cheap little red thermomoters that you get with the ''chick-u-bator''

    a little piece of the red stuff separated from the rest of the red stuff and i thought that i could you it by the start of where it separated would be the right temp. , but when i got home ( if what i think it right about the thermomoter ) it would have been like 108

    im hoping the area of air the separates the two red masses heats up faster and pushed it up, . .. .... . .how do i tell if the eggs r alive, I also have no idea how long it was up that high
     
  2. BlaineWillard

    BlaineWillard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can candle the eggs or i use a steascope like doctors use to see if i can hear the heart beats and the chick moving around in the egg. How many days are you into the hatch?
     
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    well they are button quail eggs and have only been incubating 8 days so I dont think I could see anything
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You need an accurate thermometer. Preferably two! Shake down the one you have, until the air bubble is cleared, but definitely get another.
     
  5. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:how do i do that ?? just shake it with the bulb pointing down ?
     
  6. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    omg forgot to put more water in the incubator, humidity was 25 . . . did i kill them again . ..
     
  7. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:their on day 12
     
  8. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    anyone . . . help
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Don't worry about humidity until day 18- at least with chickens. I don't know that it would be any different with quail.
     
  10. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:OH THANK GOD !
     

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