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day ...26?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bearchell, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Bearchell

    Bearchell Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 4 dozen eggs, 3 of which are on day 26 with no action. No stink, none have exploded, none are leaking or anything. the temperature was at 100 the whole time and humidity steady stopped turning at day 18 textbook incubation to my knowledge... whats going on?
     
  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they mite be late hatcher
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you candle them before lock down?
     
  4. Bearchell

    Bearchell Out Of The Brooder

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    No when i locked them down i was strapped for time so I skipped out on candling them. I know theyre fertilized so i figured it didnt really matter that much, if some hatched they hatched i wasnt in need of knowing how many might hatch, none stunk so i wasnt worried about stink bombs.

    they mite be late hatcher

    How late can they be?​
     
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your temperature was low the whole incubation, they could be slow developers and late hatchers. I've had eggs under a broody hen hatch out perfectly healthy on day 26, but in an incubator the latest I've ever had them hatch was day 22. If they hatched now there's a fair chance they wouldn't be strong and healthy. A few folk on here have ahd eggs hatch out on day 27, but that's an extreme exception rather than a common occurrence.
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    These are chicken eggs, right? Guineas go 26 days...
     
  7. Bearchell

    Bearchell Out Of The Brooder

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    oh, yeah my bad I guess i forgot to say that yes they are chicken eggs....still nothing happening...
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry. Is your incubator still air forced air?
     

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