Did I Do It Wrong!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ilovemydog, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle once at day 7 and saw some great air sacs' growing in about all 7 eggs. Anyway we couldn't find the markings on the eggs(under a broody) so we kept turning them lightly but not super slow. itll be day 20 on this upcoming wednesday so looking for a thanksgiving hatch [​IMG] do you think it was fine bcuz we did turn most of them or do you think i killed them.


    i meant when i was candling them i kept turning them to see a better view. it was my first time so i want to make sure i just didn't kill them.
     
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  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to chickens so my info is ? but it is my understanding you can't turn them too much just to little also if they are under a broody she will turn them and you don't have too. Have you tried candling one? Take it out and hold it to a small flashlight and see if you can see movement or veins. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    If the eggs are being incubated by a broody hen you shouldn't need to turn them by hand. The hen turns them herself.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:Yeah, that.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I'm not quite certain why you were turning eggs under a broody.? She does that multiple times a day herself. Anyway, no you did not cause any harm. If they were fertile, they will hatch.
     
  7. ilovemydog

    ilovemydog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys i meant when i was candling them i kept turning them to see a better view. it was my first time so i want to make sure i just didn't kill them.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You caused no harm.
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    As long as you were shaking them too much. Just plain turning them wouldn't do any harm.
     
  10. cmom

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