Waiting..... incubating...What are the signs of a hatching egg?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LeghornGuy, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    New Orleans
    I purchased an incubator on ebay. It is a very cheap one designed for classroom experiments.
    I placed four chicken eggs in the incubator on February 16, 2008.

    Are there any signs or clues that I should look for?

    It does not smell. If the eggs are bad, will it have a foul smell?

    Since the incubator was cheap and for the classroom, I dont have my hopes up. I am curious.

    What are the signs of a hatching egg on the 18th day or 19th day?
    You input will be helpful.
    I would like to hatch two chicks but that is wishful thinking.
  2. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    the Usa
    Well I ahve no idea but will be hatching my self
    hopes all turns out well
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    On day 18 you stop turning and just wait. They should start to pip on day 20/21 and hatch 12-36 hours after pipping. Might want to read though this for more info if you haven't already. Good luck!
  4. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    Sometimes, if you peep, peep at them you can hear them peep back at you(no, I've never done this;).

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