eggs pipping and turner is not out!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Memphisjourney2seramas, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    I went to go take the egg turner out and there are 3 eggs that are already pipping. They are suppose to start hatching until late tuesday night. I took them all out and layed them on there sides. Is that going to be OK or should I have left them standing up! I am panicing. help!
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    I am not the best to answer this, so here is a BUMP
    But my friend always leaves them in the position they were in when they started pipping
  3. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    should I put them up. They have been laying down for 30 mins. i know that I am not suppose to be opening the incubator, but I dont want them to die.
  4. prairiehen74369

    prairiehen74369 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    north east oklahoma
    They won't die leave them alone I think everything will be alright.
  5. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:I think they will be fine. I wouldn't move them again, since that would just confuse them more. The big end naturally lays a little up anyway, so it's not too big of a surprise. My serama eggs hatch about day 18 ... once I had one that was an eager beaver and hatched on day 17, but most of mine start hatching on day 18, and usually a few stragglers hatch on day 19. I've only hatched 4 sets of serama eggs and 2 sets of standard eggs, so not an expert either.
    I have hatched with the eggs in the egg carton big side up in the incubator, and without (eggs laying on the bottom of the incubator). Both had equally good results. Not sure what I'll do next ... probably back to the egg carton, since I didn't have a turner before, and I do now.
    On a side note - I had some mystery eggs, that someone didn't want their broody hens to hatch out, it was a big batch of eggs from different nests, with no idea how old they were. So I candled them and put the good ones in the bator. With them, since I didn't know when to pull them, I just would go to turn the eggs one day, and one would be peeping at me, maybe pipped or not, and I would move it to the hatching incubator along with any others that were at a similar stage in development. So, didn't stop turning them the 3 days ahead or anything, and they all hatched out fine. One really cool thing about this is that now I know how an egg with an about to hatch chick inside feels. Since normally they are in lockdown, I didn't know how to tell if they were alive or dead. Well, you can actually feel the chick moving around when you hold the egg when they are at the pipping / cheeping stage. So, if you don't feel the movement or hear peeping of course, they are either dead, or tired out. These were standard eggs though, I don't know if you could feel a serama as well.
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Go ahead and take the turner out. I have had the same thing happen. I forgot it was day 19. I went to check the incubator and there was a chick. I had a successful hatch.
  7. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    thanks all! I think I will leave them alone and go to bed and hopefully have some babies in the morning. thanks again!

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