Hatching early- is that normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by basmommy, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. basmommy

    basmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs are not supposed to hatch till tomorrow . Incubator says days 2 . Is it bad they are hatching early? I know it is just a day but the newbie/ mommy in me is worried. This is only our second time incubating.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Its pretty normal, especially is your temperature was a smidge high throughout incubation.

    What temp did you run it at?
     
  3. basmommy

    basmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    It was set at 99.2 last time. This time the incubator was set at 99,6. We have had three hatch so far.
     
  4. Davey G

    Davey G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we hatch bantams they usually hatch a half day to a day early but when we hatch our standards they only hatch early if the temp is high.
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Even 3 day's is not uncommon it has to do with your heat setting's

    Here in the high dessert I normally get hatches in 18 to 20 day's
    and theses are dry hatches for the most part
     

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