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incubating periods

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilverSage, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. SilverSage

    SilverSage In the Brooder

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    How long over the normal incubating period can an egg go? And why? I broke open my turkey eggs today, day 33 from when I set them under the hen. All were duds except one, and it had a live turkey poult in it. [​IMG] It had a yolk sac that was about 1 1/2" long, so it had a few days to go. A friend of mine had her chicken eggs (under a broody hen) hatch on day 26 and 27. I have no experience with turkey eggs, but I've never had my chicken eggs hatch out so late. Anybody have any ideas as to why?
     

  2. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Songster

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    if the temp is a little to low then that could cause later hatches
     
  3. SilverSage

    SilverSage In the Brooder

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    Would the cold temps affect eggs that were under a hen?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    If she doesn't cover them properly or stays off them too long of periods, development is delayed. Broody error.
     

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