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I've hatched refrigerated eggs that were about 2 weeks old and long skinny eggs at 50/50 gender(someone said they'd all be males).

Unlike some reptiles, gender in chickens is determined at fertilization not by outside or incubation temps...


**Although this might not be 100% absolute as there is a point during incubation where the sex of the embryo could potentially be flipped, but we have not figured out if this is possible or probable to any degree...
*I* knew that....some newbie spouted it at the time I happened to have just set the long eggs, was kind of funny.

Yeah, I figured you did but there is no shortage of people that still believe otherwise based on wives' tales or hearsay... And there is are still people getting funding to do try and find that unlikely to be found sex trigger that could revolutionize the poultry industry...
post #22 of 25

I am hoping that you are all correct! 

 

This afternoon, the 10 Bielefelder eggs arrived, before the incubator which is due on Monday!!! Not enough room under my broody Buff Orpington for any more. Now I have hope that all, or some, will be well.

 

No sense counting my chickens before they hatch, but no sense burying them either!

:ya

post #23 of 25

This gives me hope...I'm trying hatching for the first time myself and we keep having issues...hubby turns the incubator down, bad thermometer, etc.

 

I've still got fingers crossed they hatch in another 11 days, but I guess if they don't I learned something, right?

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This gives me hope...I'm trying hatching for the first time myself and we keep having issues...hubby turns the incubator down, bad thermometer, etc.

 

I've still got fingers crossed they hatch in another 11 days, but I guess if they don't I learned something, right?

If the temperature is fluctuating, it might take longer than 11 days. Don't give up too soon. 

And welcome to the forum!:frow

post #25 of 25

Update: Two of my Bielefelder eggs hatched. So I have 1 hen and 1 roo... I am happy with that! Keeping the roo until someone complains!

More eggs in the incubator!

:weee

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