had some hatch on 22 does that make things look worse for the rest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    Had 3 hatch yesterday nothing since. Since it has been so long since the others hatched does that make things look more bleak for the ones that haven't done anything yet. Is there usually that big of a lag between chicks hatching in the same broody hatch.


  2. jeanniejayne

    jeanniejayne Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    Well, Michelle, I am an absolute neophyte, but in two hatches I have had two chicks each hatch and they hatched around the same time. None of the others hatched and when I opened them later they had eihter stopped developing or perhaps drowned.

    Somehow I missed the instruction to let them sit upright for at last 24 hours before incubation, so maybe I was lucky to hatch the 4 that I did! [​IMG]
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Songster

    Sep 21, 2010
    Hmmm, thanks I think I was told 8 hours. I have never been told 24 hmmm, maybe that is where I went wrong. I am beginning to believe the others aren't gonna hatch and I am blessed with the three I have. [​IMG]

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