Should I lock down now if I see an egg rocking?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sahara910, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. sahara910

    sahara910 Just Hatched

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    Tomorrow is day 14 Set around 9am on 3/1 I was going to refill water troughs and the sponge tomorrow morning and lock down then, but I just noticed one of the eggs keeps rocking... I tried to candle but I am no expert I am not sure if it has pipped internally or not. Thoughts? (Maybe it doesn't even matter being so close?)
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have a egg rocking---its probably close to hatching----how would a egg that takes 3 weeks to hatch be about to hatch in 2 weeks??? Did this egg come from under a broody hen?? Why would you want to lock down on day 14 instead of day 18 like most? Maybe I should ask-----what breed of eggs are you hatching??
     
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  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Day 14 is kinda early.
     
  4. sahara910

    sahara910 Just Hatched

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    It's Cortunix Quail...
     
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  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Oh, ok
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    That helps a lot!! I would lock down as normal. If it hatches early---it will be alright.
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  8. sahara910

    sahara910 Just Hatched

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    Thanks sorry, I just saw Quail as the forum heading and didn't think when I was typing. OK will rotate tonight and in the am and then lock down
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    We are So eager to jump in and help---we do not go up to the heading and see where we are at-----LOL.
     

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