Day 18 important candleing question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pinenot, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is now day 18 for some of my eggs and I went to candle them tonight and they are very much alive. My question is that they still have a lot of fluid under them. I would say 1/4 of the egg is still fluid. The air cell looks fine. I was wondering if they are behind and if I should wait a couple more days to stop turning them????
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    No, you always stop turning on day 18 so they can get into position for pipping and hatching....might be that they would be a late hatch even on day 24...there is really not a set day 21 they will hatch....can be anywhere from day 19 to 24 or 25...just depends on temps and humidity...
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2007

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