Early Birds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LisaSS, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. LisaSS

    LisaSS Out Of The Brooder

    I have twenty one day eggs , but today is day 16 and they are peeping , they are in a egg turner, should I turn the turner off or leave it until the 18th day. Hep me , I don`t want my hatching chicks to get hurt
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Day 16 is rather early for them to be peeping but if you can hear them I would go ahead and take them out of the turner. The first 14 days of incubation are the most critical for developing embryos. By day 14 they should be fully formed.
    Do you know what date you set them?
    Good luck with your hatch :)
     
  3. LisaSS

    LisaSS Out Of The Brooder

    We started the eggs on April 10th, this is the first time this has happened
     

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