Hatching help please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PamsPride, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set some turkey eggs 28 days ago. On day 8 I set some chicken eggs. I had one chicken egg hatch on Monday morning....some yesterday and one today. I see no other pips in the 'bator. I see no pips in any of the turkey eggs and none of them have hatched. I have not opened the incubator at all. How long should I leave the chicks in the 'bator to give the other eggs a chance or should I just pull them out now and feed them??
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    oooo you need to pull them as soon as they are dry. I would remove the rest of the chicken eggs, too and candle or listen to the egg and see if you hear peeps. I would leave the turkey eggs in there until day 31....
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I give ours until day late on day 22 (which would be 29 for turkeys) to make sure.
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I know everyone says don't open the bator but truthfully if they were mine I'd get them out and try to get the humidity back up as quickly as possible. I don't think I could stand the noise of them rolling all the eggs around much longer.
     
  5. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But if I open the incubator to take the chicks out won't it change the humidity?
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I dont open my incubator for any reason untill a day after the hatch day. Ive had chicks stay in there for 3 days without any problems.
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Quote:Yes it will and dry air hitting eggs that may possibly still hatch isnt good for them.
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    SNeak the babies out if they have been in there more then 24 hours but I would let all the eggs have at least 3 more dayes after that. SOme people have had chickens hatch at days 23 or 24 Good luck
     

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