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Chicks Hatched Early?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lizab1205, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Lizab1205

    Lizab1205 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is Beth and I have a question..Not sure if there is an answer or not but my last batch of chicks started popping out on day 17. I did not miscount days... I had it marked on my calender and on my phone. It was a really good hatch though.. I had 25 of them. I pulled my eggs on day 17 and I checked back in about 20 mins and they just went nuts! Im confused though.. Anyone have any ideas? I try to have my incubator at 99.5 or half a degree variance at all times.. Thanks :)
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)

    I would go to the Incubating and Hatching section of BYC. Many people have had that happen before.
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
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  4. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio!!!
     
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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Check your thermometer against a calibrated one, sounds like your temp was a little high. Good to hear your hatch went well.
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I would also suggest checking your thermometer and mention that sometimes bantam eggs hatch somewhat earlier than 21 days.
     
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Great answers given. Congrats on your hatch [​IMG]
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lizab1205, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I know zilch about hatching so I'll leave it to the experts - best to luck to you and your birds!
     
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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Really small eggs, like bantam eggs sometimes hatch quicker than standard size ones, otherwise the temperature was a bit too high. I'm glad to hear they hatched O.K. though.
     
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  10. Lizab1205

    Lizab1205 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!
     

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