Hatched on day 18?!? HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlover54, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Hi, I have 80 eggs due to hatch in 3 days(27th), this morning I went to move them into the bottom hatcher when I heard "peep peep peep", I looked at the back of the incubator and their was a Tennessee White Muff chick completely out of the shell and almost completely fluffed out. What on earth happened? Why did it hatch so early? I have a Sportsman and the temp and humidity was spot on through out the incubation. All help is appreciated!
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    What temp is your incubator running at? Early hatch means a higher temp. We run ours right at 100F and turkey, peafowl eggs hatch early for us. If it was just one it maybe just an early hatcher. I have had that to and the rest hatch right on time.

    Steve
     
  3. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    99.5* almost 100% of the time
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    none of the others are pipping yet?

    Steve
     
  5. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    no
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like just an early egg, it happens. Good luck on the rest!

    Steve
     

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