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Don't give up on the late hatching eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CBarrett, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Crestview, FL
    We just had a hatch on Monday and early Tuesday, and ended up with a few eggs that didn't seem to be doing anything but we left them in the incubator "just in case". This morning I noticed some pipping in one of the eggs and within a couple of hours we had a healthy chick hatch 3 days after the hatch date! Boggles my mind, but it just goes to show you that you never know how long some of them will take...
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    You know, that gives me hope because I have some Buckeyes hatching right now, and I candled before lockdown and I know they looked ready. Problem was, I forgot to write the set date on my calendar, so I was probably off on my lockdown.......I locked them down on Saturday, and I just had one hatch yesterday and some of the others have pipped now.

    So your message has given me hope! :)

  3. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    That's exciting. I have 10 more eggs in my incubator and none are pipped. Today is hatch day. I was going to give them until tomorrow but after reading this thread maybe I'll give them until Monday.
  4. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Definetly give them more than 1 day. Monday should be fine Crossed fingers on this end...cva34,
  5. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2012
    If they don't hatch by 4 ays after hatch date then I would assume they are not going to hatch. Although, you should candle them before doing anything with them.
  6. jebar77

    jebar77 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2012
    SE Mass
    how long is too long to give them.... i have 1 at day 24 today and it looks like its mid development, its moving in the egg.

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