Hatching egg length

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by funonahonda, May 26, 2012.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

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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?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Temperatures may vary throughout your incubator. Does it have an air circulator?
     
  3. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

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    I didnt hatch them from a incubator two of my hens went broody and it took longer than 21 days for them to hatch.
     
  4. rosiethechicken

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    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.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    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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