Is Rocking something you see with all hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 silky eggs down to 5, now down to 4

    Day 16

    I see some people talking about rocking of the eggs...what day do you usually see this and does it happen with all eggs?

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  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It must depend on the flooring in your incubator. Mine has a sponge foam pad, and I've NEVER seen anything "rocking" prior to hatch, and I've hatched probably 250-300 eggs in the past 2 seasons.

    I bet they "rock" if they're on a wire screen in a foam 'bator.
     
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've only seen maybe 1 in 10 of my eggs rocking before they hatch. That's on a wire mesh floor.
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen some rock and heard some chirp while others don't. I always wonder what the difference is [​IMG]
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Loudmouths and shrinking violets? [​IMG]
     
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Loudmouths and shrinking violets? [​IMG]

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  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, so much for that theory. I just remember from close to 20 years ago when I was using a foam 'bator with a wire screen floor that eggs rolled around every time there was so much as a vibration in the room. Opening the lid made them roll all over. [​IMG]

    Why I wasn't smart enough to put them in cartons or do something else to prevent this is beyond me???[​IMG]

    I guess its like Forest Gump said "Stupid is as stupid does."
     
  8. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 40 eggs in the incubator and only a small percentage of them are rocking occasionally. I'm glad to hear that not all eggs will rock as it gives me hope of maybe getting a couple more during this hatch. Well, if I didn't already kill all of them trying to get the humidity correct. [​IMG]
     
  9. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the day before my eggs hatch a little sign shows up on the egg that says, "If the egg is rockin' Don't come knockin'" I just haven't figured out how they get that sign out there yet.



    Oh, I'm just kidding. I've never had eggs that made it to hatch before. Don't ask me how I come up with that stuff. That I have some dane bramage is all I can tell you. [​IMG]
     

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