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Hatching Early

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sunshine0235, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put five eggs in my incubator on the third so they would hatch on Christmas, or the 24th. But right now I have two chicks in the incubator and two pips. Should there be anything that I need to watch for since they hatched on the beginning of day 19, and not day 21. I have never had that happen before, usually mine have hatched on day 21-22. So I guess the average temperature was higher than normal. So is there anything I need to watch for since they are early? Thanks for any help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Get your Humidity up ASAP.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already stopped turning them on day 18 and got the humidity up to 69%, so that is all good. I just wasn't expecting them for a couple of days.
     
  4. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually normal to have hatches on day 19. They'll be fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've had chicks hatch on day 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 25. I found smaller eggs sometimes hatch early, but it could also be caused by temperature being a bit too high.
     

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