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hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ravenking, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    how many days can a fertilized egg go before you cant put it in a incubator to hatch
     
  2. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ill let you know :D ill tell you the hatch rate because i have 240 fertilized quail eggs that got put on my delay since i had to fix up my mold issue in my homemade incubator and it back ordered to 20 days ;D
     
  3. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    please do let me know thanks
     
  4. Roo411

    Roo411 New Egg

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    Help.. i hav a hen who sits on d eggs a while and then gets up. A few days now. she is not commiting to the hatch. none of my hens are. There is nest boxes an everything. An they are laying. and they are a good breed for broodyness.
     
  5. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    what kind are they
     
  6. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    if you want them to stop the broodyness just keep taking the eggs out box
     
  7. Roo411

    Roo411 New Egg

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    A family member of mines has d same kind of hens an they go broody all the time. But mines dont. i dont know exactly what kind of chicken it is. I want them to go broody. But they start an then stop an abandon the eggs. I dont kno why they are not committing to the hatch.
     
  8. ravenking

    ravenking Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a hen that does that lol
     
  9. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have coturnix quail and just checked them and put them into my hatcher. I checked them with a flashlight and out of 235 at 20 days old only about 20 weren't good but the others looked promising ill let you know the hatch rate in 2-4 days.
     

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