Short Incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluedragon, May 31, 2012.

  1. bluedragon

    bluedragon In the Brooder

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    We are on our third hatching and I had a question. Last hatch and this hatch the chicks have started hatching at about 19 days. They have all lived and have no defects, but I'm curious if this is common because I've read and been told 21 days?

    We keep the incubator between 99-100 and humidity in the 50% range. We had 70% hatch rate last time, so I'm not complaining, just curious. And yes, I know nothing is "for sure" with animals.

    Thanks,
    Derrick
     
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Songster

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    it takes about 21 days. I've had eggs in the past begin hatching day 17, Then other hatches (same temp, and humidity) didn't hatch til day 23. Just depends on the eggs I guess.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    I have a broody sitting. It's day 19 today and her eggs are hatching! One chick's out already and 2 more are on the way. Must say I was a bit sceptic when my DH told me he heard cheeps from her nest this morning, but they're hatching!
     
  4. bluedragon

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    Thanks for the input. We're just happy we have chicks. The hatch is over and we got 20 out of 28.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    That's not bad [​IMG] My hen managed 8/10. Very good for my chickens!
     

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