Day 18 ????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobbychick, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. hobbychick

    hobbychick Songster

    May 9, 2007
    Tomorrow is day 18 for me. Do I turn the eggs on day 18 or not. I know I do not turn them 19, 20, 0r 21. [​IMG]
  2. sben451

    sben451 Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Anniston, AL
    Tomorrow is day 18 for me, too. I put the eggs in my homemade incubator on Feb. 27th at around 4 PM. So I'm hoping they'll start hatching in the afternoon on Friday, the 20th. Tomorrow afternoon, I am planning on taking out the homemade turner and placing the eggs in a cardboard egg flat. Also I'll be adding another sponge for extra humidity for the last three days. Does that sound like the right plan??

    Our broody hen hatched six Silkie chicks out of 8 eggs last week. It's much easier letting the hen do the work!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2009
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    I do not turn on day 18. I just but them in the hatcher.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I always wait til late evening of day 18 before taking the turner out or if I hand turn I turn one more time that evening and candle the eggs. Bump the humidity up!
  5. hobbychick

    hobbychick Songster

    May 9, 2007
    Sounds great. I put them in at 7am on the 27th so I am hoping to have all day friday for them to hatch. I have had some problems w/my temp today but I am hoping I have it all worked out. [​IMG]
    I am going to candle tonight and see what I have. I candled 2 nights ago and one of the chicks put its foot up against the side of the egg all spread out. I almost cried. It was so sweet.[​IMG]

    Good Luck to all that are hatching this week and thank you to all of you that have helped me get through the last 2 1/2 weeks!!!![​IMG]

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