Peeping at day 18?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaMarcy, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is peeping possible at day 18? I keep thinking I hear my 18 day old (almost 19) mix peep...it's probably my imagination.
     
  2. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've had chicks hatch on day 19. and day 20.

    actually, rarely, in my own personal experience, do chickens hatch on day 21.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had chicks hatch on day 18 a couple of times. It was during the summer and the eggs were stored in a warm room so they may have started to develop early.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I doubt it is your imagination. There are several things that can cause eggs to hatch early. The best known one is that the average incubation temperature is just a tad too high, but improper storage, heredity, humidity, size of eggs, and who knows what else can also contribute.

    Hopefully you are in lockdown with the humidity raised. Just go about your business and don't look at the incubator too much. No more often that once every five minutes is about right. And enjoy the experience.
     
  5. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 eggs hatching right now and its day 18 for them for some reason this happenes to me when i hatch smaller breeds and eggs and when i have bigger breeds and eggs they go past 21 days maybe i am doing somthing wrong but the chicks seem ok
     

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