Hatch Spread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Azure Acres, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Azure Acres

    Azure Acres Chirping

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    We had a dozen eggs that were set at 8 pm on Jan 17. One hatched Friday afternoon, one Friday night, one Sat morning, and one Sat night. There are 3 more that looked good at last candling and 3 that are iffy. Two didn't develop. How long should I let the eggs sit before calling it? Day 21 started Friday at 8 pm.
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Candle the remaining viable eggs and check for internal pips. What I like to do is hold the eggs against my ear and gently tapping them with my fingernail. If there's a live chick in there it will respond to the tapping by wriggling, tapping back, or chirping very loudly (be warned).
     
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  3. Azure Acres

    Azure Acres Chirping

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    I tried that already with no result.

    Maybe a better question would be, what is the latest day people have had eggs hatch...
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Day 25, twice. Once under a broody hen and once in an incubator.
     

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