3rd batch and eggs are hatching... 6 days early!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KWAK, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    6 days early!!!! i was so surprised! he looks and acts fine... will he be ok?
    the other eggs arent ready to hatch (but look like they only have 3 moredays!)


    why did she hatch early?

    PS:she is a EE roo X buff orp hen!
     
  2. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the temp was too high before set ??
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    both thermometers said 99.5 F. The egg that hatched was smaller would that be why?
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a chick to hatch six whole days early I think it must have been accidentally incubated for a while prior to your setting it in your bator. I can't think of any other explanation unless it isn't a chicken egg at all but some other type of bird with a shorter incubation period...
     
  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    that could be.... i had a hen go broody when i found the eggs... hmmm?
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There you go then. Looks like that egg was being sat upon longer than you thought! Sneaky hen, LOL!
     

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