Day 18, eggs moving slightly, should I quit turning now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playingchicken, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. playingchicken

    playingchicken Songster

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    I have 2 Golden Penciled Hamburg eggs (left out of 8 ordered off eBay.) They both have been moving ever so slightly. I thought I noticed one doing it last night and I definitely noticed the other doing it today.

    Is it possible they have developed earlier from being shipped in the heat (95 degrees most days)?

    This is my first time and I can't find anything about the movement in my book.
    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. It's possible but not probable...Yes, it's time to stop turning and raise the humidity to about 70%. They will sometime shake the egg a bit for a couple of days before they pip. I think they are getting into position with their head under their right wing for pipping.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If it's the evening of day 18, yes you quit turning....eggs rock as the chick gets into position to pip and hatch.....
     
  4. playingchicken

    playingchicken Songster

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    Thanks to both of you. [​IMG]
    Wish us luck. I am hoping for the best since we got this far, but reading here has me prepared for the worst as well. *fingers crossed*
     

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