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stop turning day 14 or 18 ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Johnboat, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Johnboat

    Johnboat Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard both which is it ?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    18 for most chicken eggs.
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 for sure
     
  4. Johnboat

    Johnboat Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks !
    These are RIR and barred rock
    Any breeds you should stop at 14 ?
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:not that i am aware of, or incubated myself. [​IMG]
     
  6. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japanese quail hatch in 17 days so 14 days to stop truning
     
  7. deerhunterblp

    deerhunterblp Out Of The Brooder

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    What happens if you turn after 18 days? I don't remember when I put my eggs in.
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:they really need to stabilize. you can only hope for the best at that point.
    i write down the days on my calendar and circle the 'important' dates. ie: 7 days first candling, 18 days stop turning, 21 days hatch day etc.
    i could never just remember...i'm way too old for that! [​IMG]

    time will tell what will happen. [​IMG]
     

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