Unplugged Egg Turner for day and a half!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by meganrebecs, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. meganrebecs

    meganrebecs Hatching

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    Yikes! I candled my eggs on Friday night at about 9pm. I unplugged the turner at that time since I need the outlet for my light. I thought I plugged it back in...but turns out I plugging in a lamp instead! I just discoved it this afternoon...Sunday at about 3pm. Sooo my eggies from late day 12 to mid day 14 were not turned. How bad is this? Anyone have any idea? They are shipped eggs so not doing great anyhow..already had to cull 4 out of 10. Do you think I've killed them?
     
  2. littledel

    littledel Songster

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    something like this happened to me with my turkey eggs, except I did not catch it til lockdown time 2 weeks later. none of mine hatched, and I was just sick over it. But yours was a much shorter time than mine, so hopefully it will be ok.
     
  3. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chirping

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    Since they were already so far along you should be fine.
    Apparently the danger of not turning is greatest during the first week. See page 2 of the link below for more details.

    Quote:Best of luck to you and your little ones!
     
  4. meganrebecs

    meganrebecs Hatching

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    Thank you so much! That link was very helpful. I feel much better. [​IMG]
     
  5. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chirping

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    *tips hat*
    Just doin' my job! [​IMG]

    This site has helped me through disasters big and small. I'm trying to earn my keep. [​IMG]
     

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