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Need some advice please...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by caroline50, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. caroline50

    caroline50 New Egg

    Apr 23, 2011

    This is my first time hatching so need some advice (again!) I set my eggs 11 dayds ago and 1 hatched on day 7 - spoke to the person who gae me the eggs and she said that they could have been under the hen for longer than first thought which explains the early chick!
    We have candled the rest of the eggs and it looks like there are more chicks but no peeping or signs of hatching yet if they ewere at the same stage as the first egg that hatched shouldnt we have seen something by now and how long should i leave them ?

  2. callen

    callen Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2010
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    At this point you can candle again in a day or two and probably tell how close they are. If close, most of the egg will be filled with Chick. Sometimes, if egg shell is not too dark and light is bright enough, you can see if the chick has pipped into the air cell. Personally, I keep my humidity lower (around 45-50) and I have less trouble with hatching.

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