Bad things going on with the incubator. Everything was fine when we left for our day out all day yesterday. When i returned, the incubator read 97.6 degrees.
And then I noticed this.
Which is a chick pipping out.
But it's only day 18.
and then this morning he was like this.
and then all the way like this
Preemie anythings aren't good.
His yolk has not fully retracted into his body. So I now have him/her and it's shell all wrapped up in moist paper towels, hoping to have him live through the next 24 hours so his yolk retracts. I had to do this to a few from the last hatch. Some made it, some did not.
I candled other eggs for movement, but it's really hard to tell.
I have a bad feeling though, as nothing really moved.
To top it off. I woke every two hours last night to get the temps to stabilize at 100.
Everything was golden for two checks. Then I woke up after a brief 4 hour rest to find the temps back down to 98.0.
I have no clue what the hell is wrong. I think the incubator is malfunctioning.
It's just weird and really sucky.
These guys were so close, and now they are probably mostly not going to hatch. I will give it a few days over the 21 day mark and start opening them to see what may have happened.
Send good vibes for early dude. He is cute and has a chance. 1 would be a pathetic hatch, but better than 0.
Didn't see this coming.