How long should I wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sachasmom, May 16, 2009.

  1. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I just hatched out 8 chicks, plus one pipped but died.

    I have a homemade bator, so the temps were probably lower than normal, plus the humidity problem that seems to plague me! We also will not mention how often I forgot to turn them! [​IMG] AND my light bulb burnt out, so they got down to 78 for who knows how long!

    I know, its a miracle anything hatches here at all! I FINALLY got a real incubator (LG forced air WITH a turner! [​IMG] ) so I am hoping the next batch is better.

    I moved the eggs to the LG on day 18, humidity has fluctuted a bit in there too.

    Today is Day 22, I don't hear any more cheaping in there, how long should I give the rest of the eggs? There are still a LOT of eggs in there! I really don't want to repeat last hatch, where when I was cleaning out the bator two of the eggs were still alive, although they did not live long after that! How long does everyone wait?

    I have more in the homemade bator waiting to move over, plus more eggs on the way for Monday! I think I need another incubator!
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I wait until the 25 day. If your temp was down they may be late.

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