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Wiggling eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sharingchickens, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. sharingchickens

    sharingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 days left on my incubator and the eggs are wiggling! What happens if they hatch while I am sleeping, or out of the house?? Should I be getting up at night and checking on them at this point?[​IMG]
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    As long as they're not in an egg turner, they should be fine. You may want to open your vents before you go to work, them hatching causes a LOT of moisture to be released into the incubator.

    They can stay in the incubator for a couple days after hatch, so as long as you aren't going to be gone for over a day, the babies should be fine. The first hatchers will help encourage those still in the eggs.
     
  3. sharingchickens

    sharingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! The turner was set to turn off during the night tonight, so I went ahead and turned it off now just in case.
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    If you can, I would take them out of the Turner and lay the eggs on their sides. The Turner can get their legs stuck in it. (if you have the kind I'm envisioning.)
     
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