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Hatch-ability by day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CGilbert, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I've always read that you should set eggs within the first 10 days and that after that, the hatchability goes down. Does anyone have numbers behind this or is it just hear-say? I'm not doubting that it goes down at 10 days, but what percentage was it at 5 days? 10 days? 15 days? 20?
    Anyone know? Or know where to find the information?

    Thanks!
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Honestly not sure, but what i do know is that when i have a no-hatch egg, its always the oldest egg that i set.
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  3. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you always check it to make sure it was fertile?
     
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    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    I would always check before i collected eggs for setting, but when i was hatching young, i only had 7 hens and one roo, and i only took eggs from one hen. This happened three times in a row, so it was not an off chance event.

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