My eggs hatched over a three day period

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eman, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. eman

    eman In the Brooder

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    I just hatched 7 Black Copper Marans eggs over a three day period. I started out with 14 eggs and after candling on day 14 only 8 where good. Out of the 8, 1 hatched on day 20, 4 on day 21, and 2 on day 22. At first I thought the temperature in the incubator was too high but after I had some hatch on day 22 I am starting to wonder if my incubator had some cold and hot spots..

    Any ideas?

    Eric
     
  2. standardbanty

    standardbanty Songster

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    Is it forced air? (fan)
     
  3. eman

    eman In the Brooder

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    No it was a still air. I ordered the eggs and the day before they arrived my home made incubator died so I had to go out to Tractor Supply and buy a Little Giant still air incubator.
     

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