Does survival lessen after 21 days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenren, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. jenren

    jenren New Egg

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    My son is incubating 9 chicken eggs, 1 hatched yesterday, and its doing great. How long should I let the rest of them incubate? Does the chance of survival lessen after day 21? Thank you so much, I have found this site and the advice absolutely wonderful.
     
  2. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading that you can wait as long as 25 days after that nothing will happen.
     
  3. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same as what i have been reading .. i have had some at day 23 .. but not much after that .. from my own learning .. but that dont mean the next person will be the same .
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have they been candled are you sure there is something in there???
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they were all set at the same time, and they are in an incubator, 23-24 days is usually as long as I wait. If a hen is setting on them you often get late hatches due to other hens getting in there and laying eggs after she had begun to set.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in case nobody noticed the date of her post, i bet they hatched by now [​IMG]
    and i dont think she is coming back with pictures [​IMG]
     
  7. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    I just had a day 26 Silkie Hatch -- It was a huge chick I mean huge even for silkie standards not sure it will make it but it did hatch ---I missed the egg on day 25 when i got rid of the rest---
     
  8. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow i didnt even see that ,must be older than i thought i was
     

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