How long do I give eggs to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jaybucklestarr, May 17, 2009.

  1. jaybucklestarr

    jaybucklestarr Out Of The Brooder

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    How long do I leave the eggs in the incubator after hatch date?
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  2. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

    i let them set for 3 days. if they don't hatch by day 24 i take them out.
     
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your incubator temps over the hatch. Were they low or inconsistent? Either could lead to a much later hatch than the traditional period. We've seen threads where they hatched at 24 and 25 days even.
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you dont have something waiting to fill the spaces you can leave them as long as you want. I usually leave at least a couple days after the last chick has hatched, I have had guineas hatch anywhere from 25-31 days, so allow for early or late hatches when planning on putting in new eggs.
     

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