day 22 of incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Loretta212, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my first batch of eggs in my incubator and its now day 22. When I candled the eggs they were so dark and full i couldnt see thru them at all. so far ntohing has happened and i am wondering if I should give them a day or 2 more to hatch?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    There are several things that can affect when chicken eggs actually hatch. The average incubating temperature is a big one, but there are other factors like heredity and humidity that can affect it. Sometimes people count the days wrong. Theoretically they should hatch on the day of the week you set them. If you set them on a Tuesday, then theoretically they should hatch on a Tuesday. But those other factors could enter to change theory into actual practice.

    If your incubator was just a little bit cool, hatch can be delayed a couple of days. I'd at least wait until day 24 and probably day 25 before I gave up.
     
  3. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im on Day 25 and so far nothing. I might candle the eggs tonight to see if they are alive. There's no smell and temp is at 99.5 to 100. any help? Why wont they hatch [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this would be day 23 for me and so far not a peep [​IMG] hoping i get some chickies
     
  5. stellas mommy

    stellas mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any peeps coming from the eggs?
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:I agree. Maybe your thermometer is off and the temp is cooler than you think. If your incubator is a little cool then you hatch can be delayed a couple of days. I would also wait at least until day 24 and probably day 25 before I would give up too.
     
  7. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no i havent heard anything from the eggs and i am only using the thermometer that came with the incubator
     

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