Transporting Eggs Pre-hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Brownie101, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Brownie101

    Brownie101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going away from day 18-20 of the incubation and am wondering if it is better to work hard to find someone to come to my house and check on the eggs rotate and everything or can I drive them to my friends house the is 3 min. away and back on the 20th day of incubation. also, what day do marans and ameraucanas pip?
    Thanks
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Living things have their own agenda but normally in lockdown eggs are no longer rotated.. I've had chicks pipping and even hatching on day 20 so I certainly wouldn't want to move them then. If you trust your incubator you might want to put them in lockdown and hurry home.
     
  3. Brownie101

    Brownie101 Out Of The Brooder

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    The main reason I need someone to watch them is humidity, I have a small incubator so the water pot is quite small and needs to be topped up about every 2 days. thanks so much though!
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Personally I would see if someone could come over and add water if neccessary. They don't need to be turned, so you don't have to worry about that, but I would be concerned of the humidity dropping too much during pip-hatch. If your temps were accurate where they needed to be, you would expect to see pipping and hatching day 20/21. If it was slightly warmer for the average, as early as 19 and cooler than it should have been could be day 22-23. Bantams are known to often pip/hatch day 19/20.
     
  5. Brownie101

    Brownie101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much! I am going to have someone come over to check on them while I am gone!
     
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