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

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

  1. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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