Day 18 question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrimsonTide248, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. CrimsonTide248

    CrimsonTide248 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When day 18 comes when hatching chickens, I know I'm supposed to stop turning the eggs, but do I stop turning them at the beginning of day 18 or at the end of day 18?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    hmmm
    I did at the beginning of day 18 but I am not totally shure.
    good luck
     
  3. jonty

    jonty Out Of The Brooder

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    It dosn't matter as long as you stp turning them. They need to get in the right postion to hatch.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    yep, what jonty said. they need to stabilize to get their bearings. [​IMG]
     
  5. StoneBridge Farm

    StoneBridge Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok.. so is that day 18 after they were hatched.. or just the 18th day after they were in the bator?
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I always wait til late evening of day 18 so they have been turned one last time and I candle the eggs, bump the humidity all at the same time. They need the 3 days to get into position to hatch.
     

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