Hatching too early?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grima, May 20, 2015.

  1. Grima

    Grima In the Brooder

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    I've hatched eggs a few times but I've never seen a pip at day 19. Too early for a pip? I have an assortment of eggs (brown, cream, white, green) and two green smaller eggs are on there way out. I was wondering if anyone else had pipping this early
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I've had pips day 19 and then hatchers day 20. In fact my hatch last weekend I had a pip day 19 and this chick arrived along with another day 20 ~
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    21 days is just a guide and not set in stone. Sometimes a slightly higher incubation temp can cause an early hatch but this may not be the case all the time. When they are ready they are ready.
    Here is a lovely article on incubating and hatching ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Good luck with your future incubations and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    @Yorkshire coop has had a lot of experience with incubating eggs. I never have (at least, not yet!) but wish you all the best with your hatch!

    Nice to have you here with us!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC!
    x2 on what Yorkshire Coop said.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. nj2wv

    nj2wv Songster

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    :frow welcome to BYC !!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I know Icelandics tend to hatch early and fast - I believe the bantams may also be a bit early. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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