Day 18 question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tortega18, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. tortega18

    tortega18 Chirping

    Feb 21, 2016
    First time hatcher here! I am currently on day 11 and I've seen some great veining and movement! I did see a blood ring on one which was a bummer. So I have 41 eggs in the incubator right now. Should I remove all the eggs from the turner on day 17 so that day 18 I don't touch them at all? Or can I remove the eggs and turner on actual day 18? Because I have 41 eggs and I'm going to candle all of them on the 17, how long can the eggs be out the incubator without causing damage? I'm going to candle a lot of eggs and don't want to ruin the hatch
  2. Bryam

    Bryam Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Candle and remove eggs on day 18. That is the best time to do both!

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