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chickenfan
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springy eggs

Post by chickenfan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:54 pm

I have some eggs due to hatch in 4 days and they have gone 'springy', tipped on their end and they bounce a bit if I turn them. Does this mean they may be hatching early? I presume I should stop turning.
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Re: springy eggs

Post by chrismahon » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:23 pm

Not something I have ever noticed Chickenfan as we only handle the eggs if we candle them. Then it is done with great care not to disturb them and they go back in exactly the same position.

If they are going to hatch early I'd stop turning. But it's very unlikely unless the temperature is too high. We've only ever had one chick early and that was just a day.
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Re: springy eggs

Post by chickenfan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:08 pm

Thanks Chris, a number of my eggs have tipped slightly to their ends when they were about to hatch and had the same 'springiness' about them. I can't remember whether they are eggs that succeeded in hatching. I know some that were springy in the R-com incubator lost their springiness and ended up dead in shell.

I am checking the R-com 20 again. It is not the R-com Suro that you had, but made by the same people. The humidity looks fine, but at floor level in some areas it is about a degree too cold. This perhaps explains why the hatches have been low and why some have hatched late.
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Re: springy eggs

Post by chickenfan » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:43 pm

They were infertile, so it must have been something to do with the evaporation process.
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