Semi- staggered hatch question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pbjmaker, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have eggs that were set the 25 and the 27, due to hatch this week. Is it ok to stop turning them all at once since they are so close in due dates? I have read you can actually stop turning on day 14 and my humidity has been running 38 - 42% and the air cells are big enough. I think I had tomorrow down as day 18 -but can't find my calendar. Grrr.
     
  2. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should hurt them at all. I mistaked my dates and stopped turing them way to soon or didn't stop tunring them, and all was fine. Good luck
     
  3. Azure

    Azure Out Of The Brooder

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    Its far better to stop turning early than late, otherwise you run the risk of the chick working hard and then trying to pip out at the bottom unseen.
     

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