How long should I give my eggs to hatch after the scheduled hatch date??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Asuitfamily, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    I recommend you all calibrate your thermometers and hygrometers before every single hatch. It really helps when you're sure that stuff is right [​IMG]
     
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  2. luvmypets

    luvmypets Songster

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    I had a bantam who hatched on day 26. The cutest silkie cross beautiful Li'l baby. The others hatched on day 23.
     
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  3. brandimonksmom

    brandimonksmom Hatching

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    well i am in the same boat. i started with 12 eggs. one didnt develop like the rest by day 10 so we tossed it. i have kept an eye on the rest and when i candled them they had nice movement and very nice veins. i am on day 22 and had 5 eggs moving as of 10:30 pm last night. i have one that has almost turned its self 180 degrees. the others really are not moving much. i know you shouldnt candle them now so i wait. my temp has stayed between 99.3 and 99.9 for the full 21 days. i see them move but no pipping or peeps. continue to wait????
     
  4. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    Definitely! That tempereature is a little on the lowish side. They may take a day or even two longer to hatch.
     
  5. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Free Ranging

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    I thought I read that some chicken breeds may take longer to hatch. Just wondering if anyone knows which breeds take longer?

    I'm on day 20 with no pipping seen or peeping heard. My other hatches have all been on time with some of the action starting on day 20. This is my first time with orpington eggs. They were also shipped, so would that cause a delay? (or just a poor hatch rate?)
     
  6. chikens

    chikens Hatching

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    im worried and anxious because its day 24 and they still haven't given me any sign of life [​IMG]
     
  7. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Songster

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    You can float them in a glass of warm water... look up water candling. If they wiggle (after they stop wiggling when you drop them in), then they're still alive.
     
  8. Sewleys Chicks

    Sewleys Chicks Hatching

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    Im having the same problem. 8 eggs, 5 hatched, 3 left. One appears to still be alive. Its 23 today. I don't have the heart to look at the dead ones. This is also my first batch. We don't have a rooster so I have to get them from a friend who we gave the rooster. I had one born with splayed legs. I googled and took the advice and she seems to be doing good now.
     
  9. maziu77

    maziu77 Hatching

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    Hello today is day 21 for me, my broody Pekin bantam has 6 eggs underneath I went to check on them this morning and nothing had hatched no movement not piping so I decided to candel some and all off them had clear movement inside but no signs of braking through the sack. I was worried at the start but seeing that there is clear movement is a relief. Should I be worried or do something? Thank you
     
  10. maziu77

    maziu77 Hatching

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    Hello it is day 23 under my broody hen and still no hatch, I have 6 eggs under her I have taken some out to candel them and I can see clear movement. Are they going to hatch!!??
     

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