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LATE EGGS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay1995, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ALL of my eggs start growing late, I dont understand. They sit on the counter to get to room temp. and then go in the bator. Am I doing something wrong. Yesterday was day 21 for my eggs and nothing. And on day eighteen when I candled it was small. By day 21 the egg was half full. WHAT IS GOING ON ????Any help would be great.... Thanks, -Jay
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Late hatches are only caused by low temperatures. No hatches can have a multitude of causes.

    You need to check your thermometers.

    If this lot don't hatch by day 24, please open a few and tell us what you find. That will prolly be the quickest way to accurately help you.
     
  3. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp has only dropped to 98.9F and up to 100F. Humidity has been a steady 50% and then up at day eighteen to 65-75%. So I dont see how it could be temp or humidity.
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:It can ONLY be temp, for a late hatch.

    Check your thermometers [​IMG]

    Humidity issues do not cause early or late hatching. They may be significant in poor hatch rates though.

    A day late suggests about a 1F low temp. That could easily be down to an uncalibrated thermometer.
     
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Even a half of a degree in temp can cause a days delay in hatching, so if you have been down to 98.9 that could mean 4 days late in hatching.
     
  6. jj ranch

    jj ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had same problem, my next hatch i started i double checked it with another themometor, it was 10 degrees off cooler! !!!!! couldnt believe it. maybe check yours.
     

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