HELP!!! I have an early hatch!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mommi3130, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Songster

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    They aren't due until Friday or Saturday and I have one that hatched today while we were away, what do I do? HELP?!!?!
     
  2. busylizzie

    busylizzie Songster

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    how is it looking? acting?
    Is the temp on your bator ok? i think sometimes a higher than
    normal temp can cause early hatching.

    Any signs from the other eggs?
     
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
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    Are these chicken chicks? I've had (chicken chick) hatches start on day 19. They all did fine.
    Did it pip... or just hatch? I've also had a chick pip early... it didn't hatch until about 48 hours later.
     
  4. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Songster

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    It looks good! And we have another pip! I am so nervous, I just took the turner out today cause I thought we weren't due until Saturday. They are chicky eggs! Frizzle/cochin and silkies!! I am so excited and nervous!

    Oh and my early one has completely hatched!
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2009
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    They'll be fine... just pretend they were due today! [​IMG]
    But it probably means your temps were a little on the high side, or the eggs were stored in too warm an area so they started to incubate before you set them.
     
  6. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

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    High temp=early hatch
    Low temp=late hatch

    Good thing you didnt end up with scrambled eggs!!! LOL
    Are they doing ok?
     
  7. SpunkyTheMonkey

    SpunkyTheMonkey King of the Intardnets

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    silkies can hatch early if they smell someone making porridge and scrambled eggs...they think it's breakfast time. [​IMG]

    good luck with them...

    ps: this thread is worthless without pics [​IMG]
     

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