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Day 14 egg moving and making tapping sounds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hensforbrains, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Hensforbrains

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    I have incubated a few batches of eggs in the past but I have never had one making tapping sounds or rocking around this early until now. Details: GLW, Day 14, humidity has been between 45-50% the entire time, temperature stable at 37.5 celcius, shipped eggs. It's only one out of 8 of them doing this. What do I do if it breaks the shell too soon?
     
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  2. WhiteWyan

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    You don't happen to have a back up mini incubator you could put it in do you.... Just to separate from the others?
     
  3. Hensforbrains

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    No spare incubator :(
     
  4. WhiteWyan

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    Please keep us posted on progress! Maybe you should set up your brooder sooner rather than later.
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    They're shipped eggs, wondering if someone got some eggs mixed up? That one more developed than the rest?

    Do you have a heating pad? May work as a make shift incubator; cardboard box, nesting material or towels, one of those thermometer's that also checks humidity, wet sponge in a dish for humidity. Unless you can get a small (classroom size) incubator.
     
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  6. Hensforbrains

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    The tapping has stopped. Haven't heard it for a about 3 hours but the rocking continues and another 2 are rocking as well.
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    Thinking you got another week, so the timing is right. Did you candle them?
     
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  8. Hensforbrains

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    I have candled them once every 4 days and they have been growing faster than my last couple of batches. First time with the wyandottes though and these eggs are quite large. I last candle them yesterday and they were very active. There were no problems that I could see
     
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  9. Following :thumbsup Do you think there might be a hot spot in the incubator? Do you have a fan in the 'bator?
     
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  10. Hensforbrains

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    There is a fan and the eggs are rotated around the incubator by the turning function.
     

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