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Slow to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sew4beans, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. sew4beans

    sew4beans Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    I have a GQF incubator and brooder. Basically the brooder is a incubator without the turner in it. I have eggs in the brooder ready to hatch. They were to start Weds, and had one start last night, but it was breach and also under developed. But I do have one little black one this morning that is healthy. I candled all eggs before I put them in the brooder. Could I just be a little off on timing? Or could they just be slow to start hatching. I did not move them from the incubator until 3 days before they were due to hatch. Guess I just expected to see more little ones by now. I have never had one of these big incubators or brooders. Guess I am just paranoid that I screwed up the hatch.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Yes, your timing can be off, your temps could have been low...Just have patience and no opening the hatcher...Thats what causes chicks to not pip or hatch...

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    Quote:If people would only take this to heart there'd fewer posts here about hatching problems. People just can't stay out of the incubator & hatcher when in reality both should be opened as little as possible.
  4. sew4beans

    sew4beans Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    Thanks for the info. I have only been opening when I need to add water. I check the temps, and both have stayed steady at 100. I have one baby hatched, and hear others beginning to peep. I had always had the small still air incubators. So, just worried about having everything right with this automated stuff.

    Thanks Again!

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