Do mail order eggs take longer to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by egggarden, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. egggarden

    egggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    May 15, 2008
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    I've had two broodies on clutches for 21 days. Our backyard chicken eggs under one broody have almost all hatched - started yesterday. The mail order chicks under the other broody haven't started yet. I don't expect the same hatch rate as my backyard eggs, but do they also take a little longer? I'm hoping that's the case.......
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    It takes 21 days for them too. But I have eggs hatch anywhere from day 20 to day 22. [​IMG]
     
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    What were the one's you ordered? Orpingtons take a full 21 days. That is my experience anyway.
     
  4. egggarden

    egggarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooooh! They are Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex! You have cheered me up!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, my Speckled Sussex were shipped eggs and they began pipping just before Day 20. The Orpingtons seem to take the full 21 days, up to 22, usually. One exception, strangely enough, was a Blue Orpington from my own flock that my Buff Orp broody just hatched. He/she hatched on Day 20, but usually, all my Orps take at least the full 21 days.
     

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