Whelp, they're in...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettacreek, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I candled the rest of the eggs, 6 were majorly cracked, a few had hairline fractures, and there was the one porous egg. I did end up tossing the hairline fractures into the bator as well, I figure what the hey, if worst comes to worse, they'll get tossed at day 7 or 8, and I'll keep an eye to make sure that they don't crack further and seep out (do they do that if they're not being handled?) Anyways, everyone is in, I kissed the bator for good luck, now I'm going to hope and pray. I hope to goodness that these guys hatch, I'll feel like a total failure if it doesn't go right. Out of 144 eggs, PLEASE, let at least half hatch (or at least two, I would even feel accomplished if I had a simple two babies hatch). I'll update again in 7 or 8 days, when I check to see if any have developed and to dispose of bad eggs (wish upon my lucky stars that it isn't all of them).
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can seal the cracked with candle wax, I had one hatch like that. Not sure how bad yours is cracked but if its not leaking it could be ok that way, to seal out germs.
     
  3. Suz658

    Suz658 Out Of The Brooder

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    I personally would dispose of all cracked eggs you are at risk contaminating all your eggs and ruining your entire batch [​IMG]

    I have used the candle wax & nail polish tip before but only on eggs that were later into development that I have accidentally damaged ... with varying degrees of success.

    Good luck with your hatch.
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] good luck!!!!! Cant wait to see the wee lil fluff balls!
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I think the whole thing is going to be an epic fail. The stupid bator ran for DAYS with perfect temperature. Of course, once the eggs get here and go in, it gives me problems. *Rolleyes* The story of my life. [​IMG]
     
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Oh no
    Maybe they will still make it
    I have some buttons in the bator and today it lost power temperature droped to 75 holding out hope they are due on the 30th
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll cross my fingers for you as well. [​IMG] Sprinkle some hatching spixi dust on our eggs and hope and pray, lol.
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    OMFG! I was just reading another post about how some people candled eggs as early as day three, and I figured, well, I'll pull out a few of the cracked eggs, because by now, I should at least be able to see if there's bacteria rings in them, or smell them or something. Anyways, I pulled three out, and the MOST DAMAGED egg has veining in it!!! I was having a hard time seeing into the other two (dippy me, I pulled out two of the darker eggs, lol), but, I'm so excited! I was so concerned about them, first, some had the little hairline cracks (the one that had veining was actually more of a crack than a hairline, and I *almost* threw it out). Then, the first day, my bator was giving me problems with temperature. I really didn't think ANY would develop at all. I was screaming for hubby to come in, he came barreling through the bathroom like a bull from hell, thinking something was wrong (the fish light was out, and he couldn't see anything in there, only heard my desperate cries for him, lol). Poor hubby, it's a wonder he's survived this long with me, lol.
    I didn't candle any other eggs, I was afraid of picking around too much, especially since it's really early to be looking, and this was the first time I've ever candled eggs (besides when they got here to check for cracks and porosity). Anyways, I *had* to share, I'm on cloud 9 right now!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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