After chicks are removed on 22nd day ??????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joebryant, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    After chicks are removed on 22nd day, what's the maximum number of days the remaining eggs should be given the chance to hatch?
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    I always leave mine in for another 3 days..thats just me
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    2-2.5 days.

    But I usually start cracking open the quitters at the beginning fo day 23... if they aren't already dead, that's the time to intervene.
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Actually it is recommended you should not allow eggs to hatch after day 21, if everyone continues to let eggs hatch further out, eventually chickens will get to the point where they all hatch later.

    But that said I allow mine 2 extra days

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