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Day 17, eggs beginning to wiggle, stop turning?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moms Tree, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. moms Tree

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    I'm sorry if this question has been answered before... I tried to read through several pages to see if it had...
    We are on day 17, in a brinsea mini forced air incubator. It is supposed to stop turning the eggs when there are 2 days left, I believe. Today is day 17, and I noticed this morning, most of the eggs are beginning to wiggle a just a little bit. Should I turn off the auto turner?
     
  2. granny hatchet

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    what kind of eggs are they?
     
  3. moms Tree

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    Easter Egg chickens
     
  4. granny hatchet

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    bantam or standard? my bantam always hatch on day 18, the smaller the faster. they will rock for 2-3 days before pip so it wouldnt hurt to turn it off now. you turn to keep the embryo from sticking and they are past that point. they should hatch within 24 hrs of pip but sometimes longer.
     
  5. moms Tree

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    They are standard.
     
  6. granny hatchet

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    the bator is due to turn off tomorrow but if you have to take it out i would its not going to hurt to do it now. good luck on your hatch, sounds like it will be here soon. the turner not the bator is due i meant.
     
  7. granny hatchet

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  8. moms Tree

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    Thank you.
     
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