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Shipped eggs looked over developed and now hatching early?

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I ordered some tolbunt polish eggs,I had his on them and lost however the buy failed due to no payment so I was offered to buy them. They were laid over a few days but came swiftly. I let them incubate unturned for 4 days and candled at a week and was confused how developed they were. At 14 days same thing and today at 15 days they are showing hatching symptoms one with a visible pip. It it possible they were incubated in florida before arriving to me in Colorado. I use a sportsman 1520 temp and humidty both correct. I use the dry hatch method.
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It seems to me that they would have died in transit if partially incubated. Are you sure its a pip and not a bad egg cracking?

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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I ordered some tolbunt polish eggs,I had his on them and lost however the buy failed due to no payment so I was offered to buy them. They were laid over a few days but came swiftly. I let them incubate unturned for 4 days and candled at a week and was confused how developed they were. At 14 days same thing and today at 15 days they are showing hatching symptoms one with a visible pip. It it possible they were incubated in florida before arriving to me in Colorado. I use a sportsman 1520 temp and humidty both correct. I use the dry hatch method.

If an egg has a day or two incubation and incubation process is halted, yes, they can have a jump on incubation. There has been studies done of this. However, you are talking about a matter of 6 days early. I do not believe that an egg incubated that far into the incubation would survive the time period of non incubation and continue to development.  Even an incubator running warm would not excellerate growth that quickly to produce viable chicks. I am stumped to how this could be if your time line is correct.  They would have had to be pre incubated and incubated in a higher temp to produce that excelleration. 

 

I'd be interested to hear others' takes on this and possible explanations.

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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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If an egg has a day or two incubation and incubation process is halted, yes, they can have a jump on incubation. There has been studies done of this. However, you are talking about a matter of 6 days early. I do not believe that an egg incubated that far into the incubation would survive the time period of non incubation and continue to development.  Even an incubator running warm would not excellerate growth that quickly to produce viable chicks. I am stumped to how this could be if your time line is correct.  They would have had to be pre incubated and incubated in a higher temp to produce that excelleration. 

I'd be interested to hear others' takes on this and possible explanations.
thank you for the reply. I will keep updating!
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