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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 21, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #8976229

This is day 7and I am going to candle today,one of the eggs is stuck hard in the egg turner,it must have been cracked and seeped now its stuck,how am I going to get it out without it breaking?Has this happened to anyone before and what did you do?I can take out all the eggs to candle them and then take out the turner and crack the egg to get it out and them clean the turner before I put it back.I don`t want a mess in the incubator.
Imagesoart
Los Gatos, CA

January 21, 2012
7:39 AM

Post #8976335

Hey~ I had that happen. You do need to get it out before it explodes!
The way you suggested will work and is probably the best. Maybe lay all the eggs in the incubator while you deal with the turner.

I was able to squirt some water onto the part that was stuck and wait a few minutes and it came out. Carefully! It was cracked.

Good Luck!
(What kinds are you hatching?)
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 21, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #8976512

orpingtons.Put water around it and it came loose,hole in it.I candled but not sure,three I know for sure the other are?

This message was edited Jan 21, 2012 4:42 PM

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 22, 2012
5:31 AM

Post #8977361

Oh My! Glad you got it out. Its been a week for me too, I better check for "stuck" ones too! I wont candle , just wait and hope for the best! Cant wait to see if my lttle Orpington/Marans make it! Good luck on the rest of your brood Green!!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 22, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #8977775

Thanks,you to
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

January 22, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #8978067

That happened to me. And uffda, the smell was awful, when I was able to remove it. I used warm water to free it from the egg turner. But it left a hole in the egg. I thought I saw a dead black chick inside----I freaked out. Then I accidentally dropped it down the sink into the disposal. Husband fished it out. The smell was so awful that I still have the memory of that smell in my nose. Horrible. I couldn't eat eggs for a while. Nothing worse than the smell of a rotten egg.

Last year my hatch rate was 15/50 eggs btw. They were all mail order, so that probably contributed to the reduced hatch rate. 8 were hens, 7 were roosters. We now have 6 hens and 1 rooster, which is perfect for our family. (There were 3 fatalities this fall from owls, and I gave away 5 roosters).---leaving us with the 7.

It was so much fun hatching those chicks, that reading this kind of makes me want to do it again. But we really don't need any more.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 22, 2012
4:15 PM

Post #8978089

Could you hatch and sell?
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

January 22, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #8978108

That's an interesting idea. I could sell hens, that's for sure. Could barely give my roosters away last year, though. Hmmmmm...I just might do that.
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 22, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #8978114

Sell them before you know, then no guilt...I'm considering it, too, but only because my sneaky little hens keep hiding and returning with their families in tow...
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 23, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #8978518

And you would hate to take away a family member huh?Don`t you wish that chicks would hatch with a sticker on them saying HI,I`M A BOY OR GIRL?LOL

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2012
5:18 AM

Post #8978594

Oh yes , the thrill of waiting for the babies to hatch is so exciting! I catch myself just staring into the incu looking for ANYTHING, knowing full well Im not going to see a thing for at least two more weeks! LOL!
HMMMM, hatching to sell!! That would be perfect for a couple more months. Everyone is looking for those cute babies early in the Spring time. Maybe even have time to take a couple of orders. BUT...once you see those tiny little fuzzies...well lets just say, Mother Nature kicks in!!!!
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

January 23, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #8979287

Thats what I am doiing hatching to sell and I will keep the ones I really like.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

January 23, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #8979361

Good plan.

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