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Newbie to incubating with question????????????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by retiredwithchicks, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Byrdstown, TN
    OK, tomorrow is day 18 but I am hearing pecking coming from inside now, no piping that I see. I will be leaving to cover for my son at work in about an hour. I will be gone until around 4 in the morning. Is it too big a risk to let the eggs stay in the turner with pecking going on or will I be OK ?????


  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    It will be ok, but I would unplug the turner just to be on the safe side. I have many a chick hatch in the turner with no ill effects. [​IMG]
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    If you already hear pecking I would go ahead and remove the turner and boost the humidity. It won't hurt to stop turning a day early.


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