Day 21, should something be happening by now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aubreynoramarie, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    ive got two eggs that reached day 21 two hours ago, and another two that will reach day 21 ten hours from now. Should something be happening by now? ANYTHING?
     
  2. kandooshe

    kandooshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hatched chicken eggs many times and I noticed that 20-22 days is the most normal period of incubation, but sometimes this period may be lengthened due to temperature or humidity errors ,,, keep forward I'm sure u will succeed ,

    good luck ,,,
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Have patience, your temps and humidity could have been low causing a slow hatch. It is not set in stone that chicks will hatch out right on the start of day 21. Lots of factors to consider.
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    thanks guys, ive got first timers nerves BADLY
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I always wait until day 25 before I give up. Usually by day 22, there's some action, even if it's just a pip. Then I know they're just a slow hatch, probably due to old eggs, or low 'bator temps or something similar.
     

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