Incubation??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by robinh, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. robinh

    robinh Out Of The Brooder

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    In janurary, we experimented with 3 eggs in an incubator, and we got lucky and had all 3 hatch and the chics are getting big and doing well. We have put 14 more eggs in and they are due to hatch next week. i know that not all of the eggs always hatch and i have heard that they may come a little early or a little late. I was just wondering how many more days should i leave the eggs in the incubator if they don't hatch on day 21??
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Three days, maybe. There has been someone who had the chicks begin to hatch nearly a week late. When that happens you know that there is more than likely a temp problem or someone didn't count correctly, did that one once myself.

    Have you candled to check development? That goes a long way in helping you know which eggs to take out before hatch day, those with blood rings, those that are clear.
     
  3. robinh

    robinh Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thnx, and no i haven't candled them yet, i don't like to mess with them anymore than i have to, but i think il do that! thnx again
     

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