How many days past 21 days should I wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wsquared, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. wsquared

    wsquared Hatching

    Feb 2, 2009
    I'm a first husband and I bought an incubator and have followed all the instructions. We have 7 chick eggs in right now and we are on the 24th day. How many days should I give the eggs to hatch? We've candled them in the last two days and they look normal. Anyone else had this problem? Thanks so much for any tips! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are you hatching chicken eggs? If you are and your temps and humidity levels were ok throughout incubation the odds of anything hatching aren't very good. I only give them until maybe day 23 at the most and then clean the bators. If your temps were low they could be delayed by a couple of days.

    BTW...welcome to BYC!!
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Welcome...and I agree
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I had a hen hatch eggs in November I am guessing due to the cold and lack of Hum. It took them 26days to hatch.

    I have a egg now under my broody that is on day 22 and still had not hatched.

    Temps and Hum. Has alot to do with it they maybe delayed.

    I suggest giving them 3 more days.

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