Is there such a thing as late starting egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SherrieT, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my eggs into lock down. I have one Partridge Wyandotte that I just don't know what to think. The eggs are on day 19. This was a shipped egg.
    When I candled them last night, I thought that it had died. There was still clear in the bottom. But then the little sucker moved!.

    Have any of you had a slow developing egg and, if so, what was the outcome???

    Thanks
    Sherrie
     
  2. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested in the responses also.

    I'm at day 18 and have 2 embryos, very alive, but about a third of the size of the others.

    I'm supposed to be heading into lockdown, but these wee ones aren't nearly ready.
     
  3. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It hatched on day 22 !!! I really thought it was a goner. Sure glad I keep mine in unless they are clear or stink!!!
     
  4. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    IIRC, I had one last year that hatched on Day 26.
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I had 4 chicks hatch on day 23. So it is definitaly possible! Glad to hear that your chick hatched!
     
  6. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how helathy were these late hatching chicks??
     
  7. AngelaPenny

    AngelaPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs didn't hatch. They were alive at lockdown, but when they didn't hatch I opened them and it looks like they didn't grow at all once they hit lockdown.
     
  8. SherrieT

    SherrieT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't really call mine late as they hatched on day 22. What was weird was that at lockdown the chick only took about the middle third of the egg. I was really surprised that it hatched and seemed to be a bit small but very healthy
     

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