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Took eggs out of the turner a day early!

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Help!

I am a preschool teacher hatching eggs with my kiddos for the first time. I just realized I took the eggs out of the turner a day early (on day 17), and now it's day 21 and no movement or cracks! Did I mess them up?

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No.

They should have been fine. 1 day wouldn't matter.
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I just realized that I took my eggs out of the the turner on the morning of Day 17. I placed my eggs in the incubator on a Thursday morning (March 31st) and took the eggs out of the turner on a Sunday morning (April 17th). Did I completely mess my hatch up? I really hope not. I misunderstood and thought that Day 1 was the day I placed the eggs in the incubator. 

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I just realized that I took my eggs out of the the turner on the morning of Day 17. I placed my eggs in the incubator on a Thursday morning (March 31st) and took the eggs out of the turner on a Sunday morning (April 17th). Did I completely mess my hatch up? I really hope not. I misunderstood and thought that Day 1 was the day I placed the eggs in the incubator. 

No. No problems. lockdown isn't set in stone. I actually stop turning my eggs at the end of day 13 instead of day 18.  Anything that was going to hatch will hatch whether you turned 16 days, 17 days or 18 days. You're all good! ;)

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A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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I just realized that I took my eggs out of the the turner on the morning of Day 17. I placed my eggs in the incubator on a Thursday morning (March 31st) and took the eggs out of the turner on a Sunday morning (April 17th). Did I completely mess my hatch up? I really hope not. I misunderstood and thought that Day 1 was the day I placed the eggs in the incubator. 

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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I just realized that I took my eggs out of the the turner on the morning of Day 17. I placed my eggs in the incubator on a Thursday morning (March 31st) and took the eggs out of the turner on a Sunday morning (April 17th). Did I completely mess my hatch up? I really hope not. I misunderstood and thought that Day 1 was the day I placed the eggs in the incubator. 
No. No problems. lockdown isn't set in stone. I actually stop turning my eggs at the end of day 13 instead of day 18.  Anything that was going to hatch will hatch whether you turned 16 days, 17 days or 18 days. You're all good! wink.png

X2 A day early doesn't matter.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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