- Mar 14, 2012
I have 12 Silkie eggs on day 17 today. I was going to candle and take the egg turner out tomorrow, but my 4yo just alerted me that the chickens were "etching" or hatching. Thinking he was just wanting to see them I went to check and sure enough atleast one has pipped and chirping. The turner is still in there, Do I need to get it out and risk letting the heat/ humidity out? Or leave it? It doesn't seem safe for the chicks to walk around on it but I have been told not to open the incubator while chicks are hatching.