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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    My uncle has eggs due this week as well.. he just called me saying he stop turning ( he turns by hand ) he stop turning his eggs yesterday on witch he thought was day 18 well today he go's and looks on his calendar and actually today is day 18 for his eggs.. so what i wanted to no is will that kill his chicks? by him stop turning a day early.... he has mutt eggs from a local farmer all kinds of breeds

  2. mainchick

    mainchick Songster

    Jun 1, 2008
    Southern CA
    It won't kill them. don't worry they should be okay!!
  3. They will be fine. Dont worry.
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    PHEW! thank goodness

    i just really want these eggs to hatch from him he has been talking about hatching these eggs since last summer... i'm going to call him right now with the good news

    Thanks for helping [​IMG]
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I read somewhere where they tested different days to stop turning and the neg. effect it had on the hatch. It seemed like it didn't effect the outcome noticebly after day 14.
  6. After day 15, I only turn once or twice a day. It's in the beginning, when the embryo is small that the turning is the most important.

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