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Early hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ryoohkey, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Ryoohkey

    Ryoohkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had a constant early hatch and I don't mean by a day or 2 but by 4-5 days early my incubator is home made and works fantastically I have 2 thermostats in there one digital and one alcohol thermometer I first thought I was running it too high so I keep the temp on the digital one between 97-99 and the other is at 98-99, it's mainly my duck eggs that hatch early due date for this last batch was Saturday night but I had pipping start on Monday and today I have 4 new ducks they are welsh harliquin
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I have had chicken eggs hatch early (day 18), but they were tiny, which could explain why. Duck eggs I'm not very familiar with, but @Lacrystol may be able to tell you more.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What gestation are you using to calculate expected hatch date? As pointed out above, the specific breed mentioned does have a shorter incubation period which could account for the perceived "early" hatch if one is using the more standard period most folks associate with duck incubation.
     
  5. Ryoohkey

    Ryoohkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Y'all are right I've always thought it was 28 days for the harliquin
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] So you have nothing to worry about!! Congrats on your little hatchers!!
     

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