Does it matter what time of day you move the eggs to Hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I should be moving my remaining 9 BO eggs to the hatcher today is Day 18, I set them around 3:30 pm, so does it reallymatter what time I move them? Any experience or advice on this? I plan to candle all before I move. One has a funky looking air cell, but the chick is growing and moving.
    My hatcher is holding 99.5 and 74% humidity. My Bator held 99.5-100 and 45% , I did have a couple dips to 36% on humidity and one spike to 101 on temp.
  2. You better wait until exactly 3:30

    If you don't you'll just have created one more thing to worry about once you do! [​IMG]

    Seriously.. move them when it's convenient...
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    True. I've even been guilty of moving mine at the end of Day 17 once. Don't sweat that too much, LOL. Anytime on Day 18 is just fine.

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