has anybody had eggs hatch after day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1Chick Magnet, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    what is the longest your eggs have taken to hatch? I have had day 19 start and 21 end. wondering at what point I should give up and turn off bator.
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    2 days longer.
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Don't give up until day 25. I've had them take that long to hatch during the winter when it was really cold. Chances are they won't, but I'd give it that long just in case.
  4. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    I give mine 23 days and then put small holes in the eggs and look inside to see if there is anything moving inside.

    Last time I only waited 22 days and was happy i didn't wait any longer because the remaining eggs had quite growing after prolly like 5 days or something [​IMG]
  5. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    We just almost found out the hard way, it was day 24 I believe and we had a power outage. Decided to pitch the last eggs. I went to put them in a bag, one egg was cheeping like crazy. Long story short, a baby Serama hatched by that evening. We learned to give it a few extra days.
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    25 days- and in the evening so it may have been a half day. i think the temps were too low to start off with.
  7. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    I agree with the others. Most of mine hatched day 21 - 23. [​IMG]

    Give them some more time - it really can't hurt.
  8. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I had one hatch 3 days late.
  9. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    One batch of mutt eggs, day 27,.
  10. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    New Hampshire
    never would have thought day 27. wow

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