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Day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BenJ17, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. BenJ17

    BenJ17 New Egg

    Mar 26, 2016
    Just done my last candle before lockdown, I notice there is no movement. Am I meant to see them moving or not? (Chicken eggs)
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    You are not likely to see much movement. The egg is full of baby chick and its difficult for them to move about. The thing you want to watch for is air cells. They expand is the chick gets closer to hatching.
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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    You may or may not see movement at this late stage, I usually don't. So long as the air cells and veins look o.k. I wouldn't worry though. Good luck with your hatch and keep us posted!

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