incubating periods

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

  1. SilverSage

    SilverSage Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    SilverSage Out Of The Brooder

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

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens 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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