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I have twenty one day eggs , but today is day 16 and they are peeping , they are in a egg turner, should I turn the turner off or leave it until the 18th day. Hep me , I don`t want my hatching chicks to get hurt
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This bump may get a hatching expert to give their view....

 

Is your incubator temp high? -- 

 

Somewhere I read that toward the end of incubation turning is  not necessary -- If you hear peeps -- then the chicks are positioned and breathing oxygen, right?  If it were me I would turn the turner off.  

 

Good luck with your hatch!!

 

Here is some conversation on the subject:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/440356/confused-on-when-to-stop-turning-eggs

 

Here is one where they say it is Okay to stop turning at day 14

http://www.the-coop.org/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=47552

 

Post back when they hatch 

:fl


Edited by ChicKat - 4/26/16 at 9:36am

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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I would stop turning. And i would quickly read up on everything you can related to early hatching and problems you might encounter. Prepare as much as you can.

Good luck, keep us posted. I hope you make it a few more days!
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I have twenty one day eggs , but today is day 16 and they are peeping , they are in a egg turner, should I turn the turner off or leave it until the 18th day. Hep me , I don`t want my hatching chicks to get hurt

If you are hearing peeping inside the eggs it signifies that you have internal pips. Yes, you should go into lockdown. Are you sure that you have counted right? Are these standard or bantam eggs?  EIther way, if they are even thinking about hatching this early and they are chicken eggs, it signifies that your temps are too high. (Or there was incubation before you set them.)


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 4/26/16 at 11:25am

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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 started these eggs on April 10th. they are standard eggs. But the chicks are breaking out now . There`s three so far . The incubator temp was held at 99-100  , so I guess they just wanted out ,lol 

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Thank you for your help. It`s 5:04 here ,heard peeping at 8:00 am , one has completely hatched. waiting on the other 47,

 oh this was a mixed batch , Buffs, Ameraucanas,

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Thank you for your help. It`s 5:04 here ,heard peeping at 8:00 am , one has completely hatched. waiting on the other 47,

 oh this was a mixed batch , Buffs, Ameraucanas,

Very exciting!!  (and nerve wracking)  Comgrats!!

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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