Hatching egg length

funonahonda

Songster
11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
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Only one egg hatched at 21days where as the other eggs that are hatching now have been longer than 21 days, why is that?
 

funonahonda

Songster
11 Years
Apr 12, 2008
386
1
149
Central Ohio
I didnt hatch them from a incubator two of my hens went broody and it took longer than 21 days for them to hatch.
 

rosiethechicken

Songster
9 Years
Aug 2, 2010
150
2
103
The hatching depends on lot of things, including temperature. Hens don't control temperate uniformly like the incubator.
And if the temperatures outside are high enough, the eggs layed in the beginning of clutch may hatch earlier than
others in the batch.
 

A.T. Hagan

Don't Panic
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
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North/Central Florida
Twenty one days is the average incubation time for chicken eggs. They are subject to all the variables that the above posters have listed and more besides. Especially when a broody is going the hatching the actual hatch time can vary quite a lot. Be patient.
 

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