Do you feed or water them in the incubator? The eggs will have been in there 23 days on Thursday, tomorrow. I am going to shut the turner off and remove it as I have 58 eggs in there and the turner will not allow them to hatch, it has prongs all over to hold the eggs. How long should they stay in the incubator?
Last year I raised 35 day old chicks I lost two as they flew out of the box and died on the basement floor before they were old enough to move into the barn. I lost one due to cannibalism. I released 32 adult birds!!! This year I have 58 eggs right now. I am only planning on raising these birds to 8 weeks old prior to release and then I have 50 day old chicks coming second week of june. I will release them at 8 weeks also cept this year I want to keep 1 rooster and 4 or 5 hens and try breeding them next year. I don't hunt I just like seeing the birds. Coyotes, hawks and owls have really reduced the population around here. This spring we are seeing more birds than we have in many years so some that I released survived. After this year i am hoping that I have influenced some type of a comeback, or just fattened up some hawks and owls!