How exact is the hatching date

candychick

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Will the date chickens hatch be exact or can it be a couple days off?
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bugglesmommy

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It is approximately 21 days, though factors such as temperature will effect that. Cooler temps= late hatches. Higher temps= sooner hatches. Also in my experience, bantam eggs tend to hatch a little bit earlier.
 

candychick

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It is approximately 21 days, though factors such as temperature will effect that. Cooler temps= late hatches. Higher temps= sooner hatches. Also in my experience, bantam eggs tend to hatch a little bit earlier.
alright thank you
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candychick

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ok so what is the longest time a chicken should lay on an egg i think mine is about to go more than 25 days
 

candychick

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no but they feel pretty heavy...the eggs are with a broody chicken so i wouldnt be able to see movement or hear chirping i only check on them once or twice a day and she is sitting on them so i cant tell
 

candychick

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i candle them the 21st day with someone who knows their chickens and they said there was a baby in it...
 

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