50 egg hatch on day 17 and what is that!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by K&H Chicken Farm, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went to look at the temps on my 1202 and saw a egg broken open on the tray. Now I know I have to move them in the morning but a hatch? Looked around and there on the bottom was a little bantam ee all dryed out and fluffy. I pulled the tray and there are 3 more piping! I am sure glad that the Hb 1588 warms up really fast!
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

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    LOL!!!!! So where are the pics????
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going through the same thing with my runner duck eggs right now. I went to turn them for the last time and fill the water container all the way. I have chirping and pipping. They are not due to hatch until Sunday.

    Good luck
     
  4. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I did not have time to get one! What is funny is I had a power outage for 5 hours on Monday and I thought every one was going to hatch late. [​IMG]
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad your chicks are hatching and seem to be ok. You may want to check you thermometer against another one. 17 days is pretty early, its sound like you may have a thermometer that is reading a bit to low.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree with jimnjay. Get a new thermometer and check the temps in multple areas of the incubator. While it is surprising and fun when they do hatch early it is not a good thing that did hatch early. If you see any issues with chicks in the next couple weeks you will have a fairly good guess it was due to the speedy incubation and early hatch.

    Congrats on your chicks. [​IMG]
     
  7. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard that sometimes bantams decide to hatch a few days early but I am not sure because I have never hatched them.

    Henry
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Ah Hah!!! It's not just me!!
     
  9. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the standards are just sitting there. It was only a couple of the bantam EE. The other 2 that started to pip have gone no further. I was expecting this hatch to take longer. I had a power outage on monday for 5 hours.
    I have about 20 more bantams and the rest are standards. We will see how long this hatch takes.
     
  10. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well its day 20 and I have a couple pips but only the 2 hatched out on day 17. both are doing great with out problems so far. Any ideas wht I would have just 2 hatch out that early?
     

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