Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rosemi78, May 19, 2017.

  1. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 eggs left out of 28 set. They aren't due to be put on lockdown until tomorrow, but when I turned them tonight, I noticed several wiggling. I went ahead and upped their humidity just to be safe, but I'm curious to know how long after you see the wiggles that you notice hatching begin. Any ideas?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If your eggs are ahead----your incubator must be to hot----but to answer your question----if you are on day 17----I can not remember mine wiggiling that early. When I do see them moving---usually start pipping with in a day or two.
     
  3. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a junky LG incubator. I noticed a serious temp spike (105) about a week ago, per my secondary thermometer. I reduced the set temp by a degree and haven't seen it happen again, but like you said, I think it has happened more often than I have been able to catch it. I hope I got their humidity bumped up in time...
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Good Luck
     
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  5. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black on hatched at 1:13 today, one day early. The blonde one was hatched when I got up at 7 this morning. Hopefully the rest do as well as these two did.
     

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  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It's common to see eggs wiggling at day 17 because that is when they position themselves head under wing beak up. Wiggles at day 17 usually rest after positioning and you won't see movement again until the start pipping day 19-21.
     
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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Congrats on the hatchers.
     
  8. rosemi78

    rosemi78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I think they'll be the only two to make it. I had lots of wiggling and chirping from another egg yesterday, but haven't seen or heard anything more in almost 24hrs now, so I'm not too hopeful anymore.
     

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