Hatching Awesome Tiny Chickens Here
So, yesterday the eggs arrived all were given a number and placed on top of a turner inside the incubator.
The incubator is set at a constant 99.5 degrees at a 50% humidity rate. The turner rotates the eggs throughout the day so they do not settle on one side. If the eggs are not turned they will not hatch and if it stops turning the chicks will develop on one side and don’t grow properly. In nature the mother hen would do this for the eggs.There have been some cases where people hatch without turning, but we are turning.
All of the eggs may not have been laid on the same day but they should hatch within 24 hours of each other. When a fertilized egg is laid it needs warmth to grow. You can pause this process for a little bit and heat them all up around the same time so they develop at the same rate.
So whats going on inside the egg? Glad you asked.
- First day
- 16 hours – first sign of resemblance to a chick embryo
18 hours – appearance of alimentary tract
20 hours – appearance of vertebral column
21 hours – beginning of nervous system
22 hours – beginning of head
24 hours – beginning of eye
- Second day
- 25 hours – beginning of heart
35 hours – beginning of ear
42 hours – heart beats
Im sorry but you will just have to wait to see what happens later