How long past due date do you wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by princess araucana, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    A friend is trying to hatch a single egg in one of those very simple plastic dome incubators.
    Yesterday was hatch date, how long should she wait to see if anyone is in there alive?
    She did not candle early on.
    There was some question to fertility.
    thanks!
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I have had them hatch as late as 25 days, from what I have heard those little incubators do not hold temp well so it could be slow.
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  4. chickeypeep101

    chickeypeep101 the Awesome Pullet

    Jul 23, 2009
    On a horse!
    Yes I would wait until day 25.
     
  5. azrc

    azrc Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 25 and there is still one, possibly two, eggs that is in the process of hatching (shell broken away, beak sticking out and moving).
     

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