Does this happen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by terrilhb, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    My eggs have been in the incubator for 1 wk now. Might sound stupid but they feel heavier than when I put them in. Is this possible because the chicks are growing? Sorry if dumb just stumped:)
     
  2. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

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    Interesting question...I'm new so I'm sorry I can't answer for you but I'd like to hear the answer. Makes sense in my mind. [​IMG]
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Songster

    Well... not really.. Eggs loose weight during incubation.. I believe the ideal amount is about 18 precent.
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    thanks. guess it is in my mind. LOL
     
  5. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Songster

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    I don't have fertile chicken eggs, but I swear I can feel fertile, developing button quail, ring neck dove, and zebra finch eggs. Must be in my mind too [​IMG]
     
  6. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    mine have always felt heavier .... as the chicks have gotten bigger inside the shell.
     

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