Day 21, egg has been rocking for about 2 days, hatch already!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cranman, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2010
    Sanford NC
    This has got to be the most suspense I have ever had to endure! This one poor egg that has dealt with my home made 'bater, temps going up and down, etc. Now it's day 21 and it has been rocking for at lease 1.5 or 2 days, and I'm starting to wonder if it will hatch. Is it normal for eggs to rock for days before hatching?
  2. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2009
    Frederick County, MD
    It seems to be so, for me. I've had eggs start peeping and rocking on the 18th day, and not hatch till 21st.
    So I think you should be good. [​IMG]
  3. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    Northwest Florida
    Our first hatches were like that. Peeping, rocking, and then one pip after another. Goodtimes.
  4. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    Yep, I had one rock when I put it down on Day 18 for lockdown and it didn't hatch for 4 days! This time, one was rocking and didn't hatch for 2 days.

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