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How can I make them hatch a day early this late in the game

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vpeterson, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    My eggs are due to hatch on Christmas eve. We will be out of town- leaving the moring of the 24th. Anything I can do right now to get them to hatch a day early? Poor planning, I know.
     
  2. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pray, maybe? ;P
     
  3. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing to be done and maybe its a blessing in disguise - you'll leave all the hatching stress behind and come home to a bator full of new little chickies!! Yay!
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    they will be fine you dont want to open the bator for at least 24 hours from hatch begining. enjoy your trip when you get back you should have a bator full of fluffy babies. [​IMG]
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait, how long are you going to be gone?
     
  6. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    One day.
     
  7. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL .... Just bite the bullet! They actually SHOULD stay in the bator at least 24 hours, 48 is fine. They can last until day 3 without having to be fed and watered, just HURRY UP on day 3! You'll probably have the best hatch EVER.

    Great chickie dreams to ya
     

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