Eggs starting to rock!

vava_voom

In the Brooder
May 17, 2017
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My eggs are staring to rock a little. But it's only day 16! Could this just be positioning? Should I lock down early in case some are early? Should I stop turning a moving egg??? Help!!!
 

Burbs03

Chirping
Mar 8, 2017
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30
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you should lock down soon, rocking is them positioning themselves. your temp is probably high if they are this early.
 

Burbs03

Chirping
Mar 8, 2017
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30
66
you should lock down soon, rocking is them positioning themselves. your temp is probably high if they are this early.
 

AmyLynn2374

Humidity Queen
5 Years
Oct 11, 2014
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No. Often you will see rocking around the 17th day. This is because the chicks are turning toward the big end of the egg. Usually after this initial rocking they will go quiet until they start getting ready for actual hatch. I do not recommend early lockdown unless you hear chirping from within the egg, which signifies an internal pip or you have early external pips, in which case you should check temps and the accuracy of the thermometers as high average temps can early hatches.
 

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