hatch day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flood1964, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. flood1964

    flood1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering why my chicks are taking so long to hatch. This is the second time that i'm incubating. The first time most of the eggs hatched on day 20.This time, only 4 hatched and 1 pipped out of 14 eggs on today,which is day 20. How long do I leave the incubator closed? Is this normal? Anything else I can do?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course it's normal. They're not even due until day 21. If you want to, you can remove the dry chicks quickly but keep the bator closed as much as possible.
     

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