over 21 days can they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joshyoua_rine, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2011
    t-ville, NC
    My hen give up at day 20 due to mites and i caught it that night put it under a eat lamp and today was day 23 i was giving up and cracked one and a chick was inside and it had a heart beat. i had 18 eggs to many i know now but how long can it take? the chick was fully developed even had feathers but yoke was still attached. temp is 100 degrees
  2. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lodi, New York
    I have had eggs hatch as late as day 25...so there is still hope yet! I hope that you have some success with this! It is always frustrating when a broody gives up (for whatever reason).

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