first hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Elakr1, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Elakr1

    Elakr1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Set 34 eggs 22 days ago, 27 have hatched so far. What luck only expected less then half to hatch. At least one is still pipping. Six eggs to go.
    Question is how long do I need to give these a chance to hatch?
    They are dark brown as the rest were, so I could not get a view when candeling then.
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not an expert, I have only done one hatch but if you can move the dry ones to the brooder without cooling down the incubator too much for any that are still wet, I would leave the eggs at least another day. If they aren't going to hatch, no big deal, if they are, it gives the chicks a chance.

    Congrats on such a great hatch!!!
     
  3. Elakr1

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    Thanks, I have let the ones still wet dry in the bater, and are moving them to the brooder this morning. So far there are 31 hatched. Whoo Hoo !!!!!!!!!
    They are black Polish x Rhode Island.
     
  4. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Interesting mix. Be sure to post pics! Wow, 31![​IMG]
     

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