Help! I miss calculated my hatch date

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fest farm, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Fest farm

    Fest farm New Egg

    Nov 21, 2012
    I don't know how I did it, but somehow I cannot count to 21! I thought my hatch date was today 1/12/2013, but when I did not hear any pipping this am, I wondered what was wrong. I went back to the calendar and I think I was off about 2-3 days. I stopped turning my eggs 3 days ago and went on lock-down increasing the humidity and I read to decrease my incubator temp just so slightly to 98.5 to help the larger chicks not over heat while trying to hatch I did that yesterday. I went ahead and turned them this am, but I don't want to twist a yolk sac, but I was also afraid that they would stick to the side of the egg. Has anyone else made this mistake before and do you have any advice. I feel just horrible about it.
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Some folks stop turning eggs after day 7 because the embryos are capable of wiggling around so much. I have locked down as early as 6 days before hatch and had no problem. I think you'll be fine.
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    I heard from a expert that its only the first 13 days that are critical so dont worry about it.
  4. Fest farm

    Fest farm New Egg

    Nov 21, 2012
    Ahhhh....this is so good to know!!! Thank you guys so much, I am calmer now after reading your posts. I really appreciate your feedback :).

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