Eggs Rocking on Day 14?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pixo, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Pixo

    Pixo Just Hatched

    Apr 7, 2017

    I had some free time so I went to go talk to my eggs to see if any of them would move. I have two sets of eggs in my incubator, 4 on day 20, and 4 on day 14. To my surprise, one of the eggs on day 14 rocked back and forth while I was talking to them! Is this something that is normal for an egg on day 14?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY

    Day 14 is the general time that chicks change position turning toward the big end of the egg so it's not impossible to see movement. Day 17ish is another good period to see rocking because the chick is getting into hatch position, tucking it's head under wing and getting the beak up.
    I don't think I've seen rocking before day 16/17 myself.

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