How long should I leave eggs in the incubator for??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sarah and Joey, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Sarah and Joey

    Sarah and Joey Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    We've had some silky eggs in a incubator for just over 3 weeks now, we had 2 eggs hatch at 21 days (they are verrrrry cuuuuute)
    We've left the remaining eggs in the incubator, we've done the light test with them and a few are very dark, where as others the light glows all the way through. They've now been in for 25 days.
    Will these still hatch eventually??
    How much longer should we leave them in there??
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    At 25 days, there's would seem to be very little chance. We normally only give them until day 23. We don't want the risk of an egg making a mess inside the incubator. Sorry.

    21 days is normal. 22 days a overdue. 23 days is long enough to wait.

    And welcome to BYC!!
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012

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