egg wiggling on day 16, lockdown early??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Christie Rhae, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Christie Rhae

    Christie Rhae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs are solid blue marans due on 7/31. I saw at least one egg wiggling in the egg turners. Today is day 16. Should I move that batch to the hatcher early? Is it normal to be so wiggly for a few days before pipping? I don't want the chick to pip before I get a chance to move it to hatcher. I keep the humidity low in the incubator. Would it hurt the chicks to not be turned anymore at this point... incase I am just imagining the wiggling?
    Advice??
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one wriggling before lockdown. I just locked down early and cranked the humidity up. If the humidity has been fine for the past 16 days, it should be ok now.
    You could just try moving the rocking one on its own. Once out of the turner, you might find it's not moving anymore (I know my eyes were wobbling more than the eggs lol, I had to keep calling my OH in to verify what I was seeing)
     

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