early hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naked_neck, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. naked_neck

    naked_neck In the Brooder

    Aug 18, 2007
    what is the earliest youve had eggs hatch?

    i have duck eggs due nov. 4 but i had 3 hatch yesterday abd 3 more tapping. that put them on only day 24! there have been no major temp. changes(maybe a degree off), humidity is fine, and they get turned 3 times a day. it just seems a bit early for them to hatch.

    i know development can coutinue if the eggs sat before incubation but it was about 70 degrees and they only sat for a few days. could this have put them that far ahead?
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i hatched some geese and they were born 4 days early. i think they were growing when they were sitting there on the counter

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