A technicallity?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBrain, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I set eggs at 4 p.m. on New Years day. That makes this morning day 17. But by 4 this afternoon is it day 18 or do I take the eggs out of the turner tomorrow morning? Does it really matter?

    On the same topic, in dry incubation it says humidity is supposed to be a certain level on days 1-18 but on days 19-21 it goes up. So does that mean I should really be pulling them out of the turner on day 19? AAAAARGH I guess I am just wanting to do things right. I candled this evening and had to pull another egg...looked like it quit around day 7-8. I have 12 eggs going into these final days...8 that I know have appropriate development and 4 bluish green eggs that I have no clue about except that the air cell is about right.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Haven't done it yet but from what I read, you can take them out of the turner tomorrow AM.

    Add water tomorrow to raise the humidity.
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    You can go ahead and add your water now to get the humidty started, then put them in there tomorrow if you are using a seperate hatcher. If not, just do it all in the a.m. it's not going to hurt a thing.
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    That's kinda what I figured. Thanks!

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