Day 18 important candleing question

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

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Songster

    Sep 11, 2007
    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

    Jan 30, 2007
    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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