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how fast do they grow? some eggs not looking ready to hatch 5/11

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducklove334, May 10, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    I have 7 more eggs due to hatch on monday, I candled last night to make sure everyone was growin' and I think it was 4 out of the 7 don't look ready to hatch at all?, theres the black mass, but still alot of space between the mass and the small end of the egg, one is deffinatly full, and the other two only have a tiny space,

    so I'm wondering how fast they grow in the span of a day or so, my last hatch,wich was due the 8th, one started pipping and hatched the 7th, so I was hoping for early hatches with these too!!!

    the only other thing I can think is that they're gonna be small, but they shouldn't be, all standard eggs, I just hope they havn't died [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 10, 2009

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im wondering the same thing too...I candeled my 18 day olds and 1 looked much smaller than the others? maybe it will be longer to come out.. I guess we have to remeber there are hot spots in the bator so maybe there are some a day or two ahead because of hotter temps? I tried rotating my eggs for the first wekk or two just in case..but we'll see...good luck to your hatch!!!!

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