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

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    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 out...so 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.
    Thanks
    Heather
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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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