Chick rolling eggs over in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crawfordmama, May 20, 2011.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2010
    The Lakes Region, NH
    I have a chick who just hatched and is full of energy. It's buzzing around the 'bator and crawling over eggs which is rolling them over. Is this going to be a problem for the chicks that have yet to hatch? This is my first hatch, and I know that the eggs shouldn't be turned after day 18 because the chicks are getting in position to hatch. Do I need to open op the bator to reposition? I'm not so sure I know how all of them we positioned...

    Thank you for your help!!!
  2. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Vienna, Maine
    dont move them, that actually stimulates the other eggs to hatch, the peeping and the moving of the eggs, leave it in there until it is dry then take it out!
  3. vnploveschickens

    vnploveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Like Tayfray said, don't open the top.

    I'm a first timer as well, and we had 1 hatch 5/18 late. We felt bad that it was alone & all over the place, but by morning, there were 4 more!
    And 1 more by mid-afternoon. Its amazing how they get around, then just lay down and take naps! So sweet!

    So be patient! Don't worry too much.

    Keep us updated! Good Luck! [​IMG]
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    the #1 rule of lockdown is lockdown [​IMG]

    and in the future, some do like to hatch in egg cartons with the eggs standing up and in place, the chicks cannot roll them around, just for next time...

    keep the lid on em, the others need the temp and humid air more than anything else right now.

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