Longest amount time between first and last hatch in a batch of eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sue3, May 16, 2008.

  1. sue3

    sue3 In the Brooder

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    What is the longest amount of time that you have had in a batch of eggs between when the very first and last egg had hatched?
     
  2. 3 days.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yup, from day 20 pips to day 22.....
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Songster

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    take the hatched out once a day?
     
  5. sue3

    sue3 In the Brooder

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    We had one chick hatch out on Wed. afternoon = day 21, another started then but stalled so we helped it out on Thursday. They are in a cage now under a heat light and doing fine so far. Nothing is happening on the other eggs in the incubator and it is now Sat. morning. We are wondering how long to give these eggs before giving up on them. [​IMG]
     
  6. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Songster

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    Great question, I was wondering that myself.
     
  7. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

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    My first hatch was 4 days from the first to the last. I was messing with them too much and didn't know to let them just stay in the incubator and not take the lid off, etc.
     
  8. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

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    4 days from first to last and for the same basic reason as fowlwoman1. Messing with eggs way too much during incubation. But hey ... I was on 11 at the time.
     

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