I have 3 viable babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robbinsroost, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. robbinsroost

    robbinsroost Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2009
    My first hatch i have 1 book that says turn to 14 days other book says to 18 please help
  2. donsmit5

    donsmit5 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2010
    You turn to day 18, then lockdown.
  3. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Quote:If they just chicken eggs then yes... 18 days and then put them in lockdown in which you do not touch the eggs or open the bator until after the chicks hatch! [​IMG] Sending hatching vibes your way!

    Goddess [​IMG]
  4. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    Summit County, Ohio
    You turn the eggs at least twice a day (keep bigger egg end up higher). Heat should be around 101.5, humidity 60-65%. This is from day one to day 18. On day 19, raise the humidity to 80-85% and don't touch anything. No more turning the eggs. Keep an eye on the temp because it will fluctuate the last couple days before hatching. Make sure you are not touching the eggs with bare hands, unless you can't help it. Your hands carry oils and germs that can affect the eggs and development. Day 21 will be hatch day, so my advice there would be to make sure you're home so you don't miss it! Good luck!

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