Do I turn unpecked eggs during lockdown?

gypsymoonfarm

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My eggs hatched days earlier than I expected.
They were shipped during the heatwave and I didn't even think to count those 3 days when I was planning. So 3 days early I got up and found pecked eggs. I had to open the incubator to lay a wet towel down so they wouldn't fall through the egg cups in the turner. This morning I have one hatched chick, 6 with pecks, and 2 with nothing happening. Do I open it up again to turn the ones that aren't doing anything?

On a side note, it's been 24 hours and on some there is no progress!! Just a dent facing out where they pecked and quit. Is that normal or did the chick just die?
 

justbugged

Head of the Night Crew for WA State
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No don't open the bator during lock down. So it is best that you remove the turner, and then leave things alone until you have to remove the first hatched chicks at 3 days old.
 

stormylady

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Dec 27, 2008
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Quote:Nope leave them be, sounds like there trying to hatch, As I understand it the chicks need to settle in the shells and the chicks have to get there bearings so to speak.

Congrats on the new babies!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

gypsymoonfarm

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Apr 6, 2011
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Thanks everyone!! I have a blue mottled d'uccle so far.....waiting on one lavender (one I want most), 3 more blues, 2 black mottled, and 2 porcelain.

I lost my pet d'uccle flock last months so I can't wait to see if these little boogers make it through the hatch!
 
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