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Hatching early- is that normal?

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

  1. basmommy

    basmommy Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2013
    Wingate, NC
    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

    Apr 11, 2011
    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

    May 9, 2013
    Wingate, NC
    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

    Jan 10, 2014
    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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