when to stop turning eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering when to boost up the humidity and stop turning the eggs....on the 18th day or 19th day. I have read that some people do it on the 18th day and some on the 19th day. I have 10 EE eggs and 2 white leghorn eggs and I'm on the 15th day.
     
  2. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    EVerything that I've been told or read says day 18. Am very interested in hearing from others too.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    For chicken eggs, I stop turning (remove the auto-turner) and raise the humidity on day 18.



    Dawn
     
  4. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks both of you. I thought it was the 18th day, but thought I had read somewhere on here that someone had done it on the 19th. Well then...that means in 3 days I stop turning,raise humidity and watch and wait,and don't touch ....wooo hooooo...I'm gonna have some babies! I hope!
     
  5. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    very eggciting!!!! Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much.... I think I need all the luck I can get. I can see by candling, that the babies are growing fine and are active, but I worry that something might go wrong between now and hatching. I candle every night to make sure they are all still alive. I'm going to go crazy with worry when I have to stop candling on the 18th day.
     
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