hatched ckicks ruining other eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MomMommyMamma, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 eggs, 2 have hatched, and they are running amok in the bator! They've moved all of the other eggs by bumping and nuzzling them. I've read so much about not disturbing eggs on the last day because the chicks move into position to hatch and if they get moved they may not be able to reposition and hatch. The chicks are still wet, and I don't want to open the bator and drop the humidity...
    Any thoughts or tips? This our first hatch from an incubator and it has been sad - set 25 eggs, down to 9.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    I have never seen any proof that egg movement after day 19 hurts hatching.
     
  3. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 4 babies now. One more egg has a pip.
     

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