Hatched on day 18 or day 25?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by columbiacritter, May 4, 2011.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put two batches of eggs in the bator exactly 1 wk apart. Last Saturday was day 21 for the first batch and some dutifully hatched. 1 was a no go and 1 still showed life in the float test lastnight. I thought my DH had accidentally grabbed one of the second batch when he shifted the first set into the hatcher. imagine my surprise to come home to a fuzzie running around in the hatcher. If it was a second batch this would be day 18 of incubating. It's large fowlwhich Ive never had hatch before day 20 and it was a fresh egg, not stored before it went in.
     
  2. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new and not an expert, but have reading everything like crazy on here. I have read of some that did hatch that late. Evidently the temps ran too low during incubation. Could be an early one, though.
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the temps were too low they all would have been late, but only this one hatched so late. It's bizarre.
     
  4. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree with you, on that!
     

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