Hatching eggs...just want to know..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rodandbrandy, May 19, 2009.

  1. rodandbrandy

    rodandbrandy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2008
    I was wondering why chicks may not develop all the way? I gave chicken eggs to my son's class for hatching, some hatched 3 days early and today is the 21 day and no peeps on any of the others that are in a different incubator than the ones that have hatched. The teacher said it looked like some had stopped growing a week or so ago, How long do you give the eggs to hatch? No noise and minimal movement at this time...looking for some education on the subject!
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    3 days early is pretty early.
    I would say give them till at least day 23 befor candleing or what not .
    Good luck
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    At least give it until day 24 or 25. Maybe some weren't fertile or had bad air cells?[​IMG] I don't know if we ever get all the answers when we incubate.

    Could be humidity also.

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