Hatching time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Angus2914, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Angus2914

    Angus2914 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    North Middletown, Ky
    Have been getting a charge out of the latest arrivals. I don't know how successful it could be considered to have four new chicks from a couple dozen of eggs, but it was the first time. I would like to know from anyone how long past 21 days should I keep the eggs expecting more to hatch? I would hate to get rid of the remainder of the eggs if I should wait a little longer, please advise.
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    It is usually a good idea to wait until after 24 days.
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I, personally, candle once I have no more action or pips. If I see any sign of life I leave them. If I don't see any sign of life, I call it and do eggtopsies. It is rare, (not impossible, but rare) to have hatchers 24 hours after your last hatcher. If you aren't comfortable calling it. Give it 24-48 hours after the last hatcher and re-candle.

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