Incubation time limit

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stylzz, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. stylzz

    stylzz Out Of The Brooder

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    How long past 21 days should you keep eggs in incubator that haven't pipped?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people say day 26, I've never had one hatch past 23.
     
  3. stylzz

    stylzz Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel like an awful chicken mommy. I had 7 eggs in the bator ( 1st time) 6 pipped and hatched between day 19-21. One left.... waited day 22 day 23..... no pip. I've been candling it seemed to progress with the others,I received the egg from a friend, it was an Americauna. Odd shaped very long and pointy but tried anyway. I candled at day 23 and saw no movement. [​IMG][​IMG] I should've left it in my son was curious if it was even fertilized so he cracked it to check. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] there was a fetus in it. I was so sad!!'n
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At day 23 if it wasn't breathing when he broke the egg, it was already dead. So don't feel bad.
     

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