Day 18 Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DNCXmom, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. DNCXmom

    DNCXmom Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first Hatch. :) I started with 24 eggs, 2 turned out to be infertile, and 2 never started due to what looked like a bacterial infection inside the egg.. So I have 20 Rode Island reds left :) Now I took them out of the automatic egg turner just now. SO do I still need to turn them by hand? Any suggestions that might be nice to know??

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On day eighteen you want to stop turning them so the little chicklet inside can get into the right position to hatch [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. DNCXmom

    DNCXmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Today is day 18. I am so glad I do not have to turn them by hand. So is this the stage that they call lockdown?? Trying to learn the chicken lingo.
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep 18 days your hands gets abreak from turning those eggs ! Relax and hope they will hatch soon !!
     

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