Incubating, forgot lock down

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

  1. erwin

    erwin New Egg

    Mar 17, 2013
    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    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 Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    they will find out how many are good soon enough![​IMG]

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