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Have been getting a charge out of the latest arrivals. I don't know how successful it could be considered to have four new chicks from a couple dozen of eggs, but it was the first time. I would like to know from anyone how long past 21 days should I keep the eggs expecting more to hatch? I would hate to get rid of the remainder of the eggs if I should wait a little longer, please advise.

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It is usually a good idea to wait until after 24 days.

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Have been getting a charge out of the latest arrivals. I don't know how successful it could be considered to have four new chicks from a couple dozen of eggs, but it was the first time. I would like to know from anyone how long past 21 days should I keep the eggs expecting more to hatch? I would hate to get rid of the remainder of the eggs if I should wait a little longer, please advise.

I, personally, candle once I have no more action or pips. If I see any sign of life I leave them. If I don't see any sign of life, I call it and do eggtopsies. It is rare, (not impossible, but rare) to have hatchers 24 hours after your last hatcher. If you aren't comfortable calling it. Give it 24-48 hours after the last hatcher and re-candle.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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