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How long after due date?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hitnspit, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at day two with no sign of hatching. Do I wait longer or just start over? Thanks
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well how many days have they been in the incubator.
     
  3. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going on 30 for ducks and 23 for chickens.
     
  4. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you candle them?---I guess I'm trying to ask if they are developing correctly.
     
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  5. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had chickens hatch on day 25. Never incubated ducks. Of course the hatch on day 25 was after losing power for four days during a snowstorm. As it has already been recommended, candle them to see if your chicks are still alive. If so, give them a couple more days.
     
  6. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did. I kept all that looked good. I have done this many times. Never had a hole group not hatch. Very odd.
     
  7. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be that your temps are low. That would delay the hatch.
     
  8. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep X2
     
  9. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree with the temp thing but it stays pretty tight at 95 to 96.
     
  10. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too low. For one with a fan, you need 99, add about two degrees for still air.
     
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