Rocking eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cookiejen, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many days generally before the chicks hatch does the rocking start? I have a set started 1/8 and just went into lockdown tonight since they are technically due 1/21.. Just hope some arent a day our two older than I thought since they were with the hens..
     
  2. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry due 1/30.. It's past my bedtime :/
     
  3. rekabnivek

    rekabnivek Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an egg that has been rocking for a day now and still has not pipped. It's not an exact science, so I imagine every hatch is different.
     
  4. naturespace

    naturespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i set some eggs on the 8th as well, today is day 20 so Sat 1/28 is day 21. depending on what time of the day you set them ( i set mine at midnight 1/8) they should be hatching before the 30th.

    i have no rocking or pipping yet.
     
  5. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response! Can they rock for a few days before they hatch? I did my lock down on time but I'm worried some eggs needed it sooner.
     
  6. Cookiejen

    Cookiejen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck naturespace!!! Glad to have a hatching co conspirator lol! I have witnessed movement by candling 2 days ago and rocking eggs since.no pips when I left for work.. I wanted to call in sick do I could stay glued to my bator lol! Keep me posted on your hatch :)
     

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