Update: they're alive! (was: I candled and left the 'bator off...)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BeardedChick, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I candled and left the 'bator off... It's been off since Monday morning, when I tossed the bad eggs from the 'bator and hatcher.

    [​IMG] Smack me or hug me [​IMG] or pour me a beer. Or all of the above.

    The eggs are at day 10 and day 4 respectively. Might as well toss 'em now, right?

    At least we weren't at day 18. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I dunno... maybe no good... but stranger things have happened! Give em a chance... you can always throw them out later [​IMG]

    Living things struggle against all odds to live... you never know!

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IDK, I would turn it on and wait a few days, then candle?
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'd plug it in and wait a while. What do you h ave to lose?
     
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will prolly still hatch I had the power go out on mine one time for a while and they still hatched
     
  6. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks - I'll leave 'em in & see what happens.


    I just made myself a huge sign that I will religiously use -

    front is a chick picture

    back says INCUBATOR IS OFF in big black letters.


    GAH, FEH, and ZORG!!!!! I know my mind is going to go. Grandpa got mixed up yesterday and got a big bowl of margerine out of the freezer instead of ice cream (and ate it before anyone noticed). I guess it could be a LOT worse!!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can only learn from your mistakes so just think of it as a learning experiance, what type of bator do you have, i have a hovabator 1602n when i candle i leave it on and the bator is till partially covered with the top i never take it all the way off
     
  8. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a home-made cabinet bator... The sign will do the trick for me. I should have noticed yesterday evening when I added water to the 'bator.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but the sighn what if u forget to flip the sign then you wouldnt know we all make mistakes it happens to the best of us noone is perfect but i am still [​IMG] you get something out of those eggs what was the temp inside your bator when u relized it was off?
     
  10. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even think about it when I read it, why do you turn it off? I have a homemade cabinet bator and don't turn it off.
     

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