Day 16 what should egg look like

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilmidtown, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. lilmidtown

    lilmidtown Out Of The Brooder

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    Candling on day 16 still see movement what should I be seeing though pictures and any tips would help,also during lockdown I don't have another incubator
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Not sure why you need another incubator?
    They still move in the egg.....I never candle after day 17.....Lock down on day 18 and wait till they hatch....


    Cheers!
     
  3. lilmidtown

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    I put the eggs in at different times should I take out the egg Turner is it a huge deal it moves very slow
     
  4. orrpeople

    orrpeople Overrun With Chickens

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    Oooh, you definitely don't want the turner on when your chicks are trying to hatch, no matter how slowly it moves, you'll have little toes, and wet, exhausted chicks. You said you put them in at separate times - how far apart? The reason I ask is that the higher hatching humidity you will need at day 18 for lockdown will be detrimental to the ones who have longer to go.
     
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    The 4 are all around 16 the rest are just starting
     
  6. orrpeople

    orrpeople Overrun With Chickens

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    Yikes! See if you can borrow an incubator for hatching. 4-5 days of sustained high hatching humidity will affect air sack development in your early eggs. You will also need to keep turning the early eggs and have no turning at all for hatchers. You might want to give this a read.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...g-w-sally-sunshine-hosts-bantychooks-and-more
     
  7. lilmidtown

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    all I have is a homemade one I used before temp goes up and down should I put the lockdown ones in that one
     
  8. orrpeople

    orrpeople Overrun With Chickens

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    You might want to start it up, and see if you can regulate about 65% humidity and, if it's still air (no fan), about 98 degrees before you put them in. If it has a hard time with humidity, put your other eggs in it at 100 degrees until you finish hatching (you'll need to clean it out well before you put the other eggs back in - bacteria from hatching gets nasty fast.)
     
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    the 4 close all were out in on different days but look the same all definitely past day 15 should I put them in and crack up the humidity now
     
  10. lilmidtown

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    I hear chirping no pip hole in any of them yet though
     

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