Incubating, forgot lock down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erwin, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. erwin

    erwin New Egg

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    Hi! What are the consequences fo continuing to turn the eggs on days 18, 19, and 20? We raised the humidity but kept turning them 3 times a day, stopping late in the afternoon on day 20.

    We are on day 21 and have 2 pips out of 8 eggs.
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll be fine! Extra turning doesn't hurt, in my experience, as long as they are out of the turner by the time the chicks actually come out--the main danger is the babies getting caught in the mechanism.

    2 out of 8 this early on Day 21 is great. They can come a little late if there were temp fluctuations or the temp was a little low, or any number of other factors. Did you candle at lockdown? How many were still good?
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    they will find out how many are good soon enough![​IMG]
     

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