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Do I stop turning on day 18, or is day 18 the last day to turn?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alli590, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. alli590

    alli590 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's day 18, should I turn the eggs today or let them be until they hatch?
    I candled one egg that has a very thin white shell and is super easy to see through. The air bubble got bigger since last night, and it looks like a tiny bit of the chick is in on the edge of the air bubble. Does that mean it's gonna start pipping soon? It's moving around, almost in a way that makes it look like it's pushing to get out? Super excited!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
  2. lazy gardener

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    If you have that going on, sounds like an internal pip. time to lock down.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

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    I would stop turning the eggs now. Good luck on your hatch!
     
  4. alli590

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    I also heard twice, the slightes movement/shaking of an egg. Like the chick was so strong it made the egg move a little. Is that a sign one of then is getting ready?
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    Yes. You will probably start hearing a peeping sound and see little cracks soon, I believe.
     

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