Can eggs hatch prematurely?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dmdhart, May 16, 2010.

  1. dmdhart

    dmdhart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a group of eggs scheduled to hatch in 8 days. However, earlier today one of the eggs cracked a bit. By later this afternoon, 2 more cracks had appeared. I can see a little chick down in there (just barely). What do I do?
    Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If it's a week early I'd just wait and watch. If you have a way to add water without opening the bator, I'd raise the humidity a little bit if you thing they were zipping.

    Good luck.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes to what Mahonri said. I am no expert but from my research if they are hatching early it is due to the heat being to high, Hatching late is equated with the heat being to low. Good luck.
    Nancy
     

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