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Should I take egg out of egg turner before it pips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Thats pretty much my question.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    You should be removing the eggs from the turner when you put them into lockdown 3 days prior to hatch day. This way they can position themselves to hatch out.
     
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    K the egg turner is out, It was only one egg, Now the eggs moving around in the bottom [​IMG] I guess the chicks excited [​IMG]
     
  4. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Wish mine would move around when they are taken out of the turner. They always just sit there.
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    im on day 21, I should have took the turner out 2 days ago.
     
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    You should take your eggs out of the turner on day #18. Then don't touch them until after they hatch.
     
  7. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep.. 3 days before hatch, remove auto turner. ~ DON'T Turn Eggs Any more~*& They say, "You Shouldn't Open Incubator At All", till they are All Hatched.. {{ You need the Temp & Humidity to be at a certain reading}}.. Good Luck, Julie [​IMG]
     
  8. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after day 18, Lockdown! You are not suppose to open the bator and your humidity should be 65% or higher. I was told if you open the bator at lockdown it will shrink wrap the chicks. Good Luck! I am new to this too but I am addicted. I have my second set of eggs in bator now. I am soooo "egg"cited
     
  9. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of bator do you have?
     
  10. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I have a hovabator 1602, And the egg is pip'ed!
     

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