chick is pecking out on day 18

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cupman, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time and sorry for the million questions but I went into lockdown today at 1pm and at 6pm I noticed one of my eggs had cracks in it, the chick was pecking it's way out. While watching it peck it's way out I saw two more eggs wiggle. Is it normal for the eggs to start getting active this early or did I maybe incubate my chickens too warm? The humidity is 78%, I wish it was lower but too many eggs are becoming active to change now. Did I do something wrong or is this normal?
     
  2. Blueicebird

    Blueicebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im in the same boat. My Khaki Campbell ducklings are hatching a day or 2 earlier.

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  3. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi cupman and dont worry about the million questions! I asked 2 million :lol: what type of chickens are they? Im just asking as my mother in law hatched some ko- shamo and they started to pip day 18 and hatched day 19, now these are a miniture game bird so i do think bantys and minitures do sometimes hatch early. Good luck hun..:D
     
  4. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my chicks are LF mutts. I have 30 eggs in there and 2 chicks. One is white and one is black. The incubation temperature was about 100.5-101*F the entire time. That may have caused the early hatch.
     

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