Remove egg dividers from incubator after day 18? put something else in to stop early hatchers rollin


In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
I've been keeping hens and geese for a few years and have just begun trying to hatch some myself...not going that well. Bought 12 fertilized eggs at a local aviculture meeting from 4 different sellers:
Have a SURO 20 incubator currently runnng: temp. 37.5 humidity 65% with spikes up to 76% after hatchings
3 infertile and removed at day 8
9 eggs developed fine on day 18
I removed the egg dividers for the lockdown - was this my fatal mistake?
1 hatched day 20 left it in for 12 hours
2 hatched day 21 took them out after a few hours because the 6 other eggs were getting seriously knocked around
opened 1 day 23 dead - looks like DIS on day 19 from developmental photos
5 still in incubator -
how long should I leave them? are they all dead because they were seriously rolled on day 20?
Thanks for sharing any pertinent experience!

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