Incubating advise

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by patroe, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. patroe

    patroe New Egg

    Aug 23, 2014
    Hendersonville, NC
    My rocker broke in my incubator and the eggs sat for several days early on warm but motionless. they seem to be stuck to the upward side but when I candled them, there is movement. should I discard this batch and start over? Thanks
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    I had my turner break for about two weeks and the chicks turned out fine. I would not discard them, especially if you see life in them.
  3. orrpeople

    orrpeople Learning... by making mistakes. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    State of Jefferson
    You will hear all kinds of amazing hatch stories as you hang around BYC, proof positive that chicks hatch from some of the best and worst circumstances (like my little on that was dropped and then taped together with athletic tape!!). As long as there's any sign of life, keep them in - and even if you're not sure, keep them in too!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by