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Day 13. . .or day 14?, I CAN'T REMEMBER!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ShellyBear, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made the bad choice of trying to remember what days my 8 incubating eggs are on and not writing it down. I know we are on day 13 or 14 but I'm not sure and I have to stop turning at day 18, is it bad if I am just a day off? Thank you!!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No you won't have any problems. In reality eggs don't need to be turned after day 14 as all their parts and limbs should be fully formed and developed by day 14. Turning is more crucial before that time to make sure everything is in the correct position and the nutrients from the egg are moved around the developing embryo. I'd say keep turning for another 2/3 days and you should be fine.

    Good luck with your eggs and I hope you have a great hatch :fl
     

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