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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkydragon, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i made a little mistake with all the broody hens ive had lately been overly excited well i put eggs in incubator with auto turner and forgot to mark date can i watch them carefully and just unplugg the turner when they start to hatch?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't, they get their little legs caught in the turner.

    I would take them out of the turner when you think you are getting closer to hatch then turn them by hand until you hear them or see a pipp, it won't hurt them to be gently hand turned,i have had many early hatches and eggs were still being turned.

    You can also candle them and if you see movement in the air cell they are getting ready to hatch .
     
  3. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd candle them. that way you can tell if there are babies in em! i wouldn't leave them in the turner.......i've heard bad stories. hope the hatch goes well [​IMG]
     

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