Hatching Chicks First Time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chopptax, May 13, 2011.

  1. chopptax

    chopptax New Egg

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    First Timer Do you turn eggs up to 21 days. I turned them today at 21 days and heard chirping in one egg when I touched it.
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens! [​IMG]

    On day 18, you are supposed to keep the 'bator closed, up the humidity, and stop turning the eggs.
    Turning them until day 21 will not kill them by no means, but they really do need those last three days to

    'get ready' for hatch. [​IMG]

    Happy Hatching!
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:Google is your friend:

    How to Hatch Chicken Eggs
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-hatch.html

    Hatching and Brooding Small Numbers of Chicks
    http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/livestocksystems/di0631.html

    Incubation and Embryology Questions and Answers
    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/eggs/res32-qa.html

    Incubating
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/poulsci/tech_manuals/cage_free/incubating_eggs.pdf

    How To Incubate Chicken Eggs
    http://www.howtoincubate.com/

    Incubating Your Eggs
    http://www.shilala.com/incubating.html

    How To Incubate and Hatch Chicken Eggs At Home
     
  4. Paintedhorsegirl

    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:just leave them to hatch...you shouldnt turn after day 18.....
     
  5. chopptax

    chopptax New Egg

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    Thank you all for the responses. The egg that peeped today has a little hole now. I told my wife I was going to be a Mom.
     
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:Welcome to to Chickie baby mommy hood!!! [​IMG]
     

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