Hatching time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joeboxer, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Joeboxer

    Joeboxer Out Of The Brooder

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    Does it normally take 21 days for the eggs to hatch or can it vary a bit. some eggs are on their 23 rd day and nothing yet. Last I candelled, they where fine. Any way I can help the hatching?
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on a lot of factors, eggs can hatch early or late. Have you heard any peeping yet? Have you candled to see if any have pipped internally?
     
  3. Joeboxer

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    no peeping yet, one egg has a little hole/crack in it. Pipped?
     
  4. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pip! Give it time, it can take several hours from first pip to unzipping all the way. :)
     
  5. Joeboxer

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    ok, what about the other eggs, just let them be for now? See this is my first time incubating, I am very unpatient...lol
     
  6. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, if you've only got one pip so far I'd say be patient with the other ones. Who knows, maybe your incubation temp was a little low for part/all of the 21 days, that would cause them to hatch late. But lots of other things can affect hatch timing too, so I'd just be as patient as you can stand! :)
     
  7. Joeboxer

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    Thank you, I can hear some chirping now....
     
  8. Joeboxer

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    I can see the little beak, should I help him a little??
     
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  10. Joeboxer

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    Thanks, this helps a lot!
     

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