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So, wait...how many days is today?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tiffanyh, May 11, 2007.

  1. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I just read two different views and I want to see what the general thought is....if you put you eggs in the bator on Monday mid morning...is that day 1, or is Tuesday day 1. Therefore, would you expect a hatch on a Sunday or Monday???

    I realize it is not super important in the big scheme of things, but I was curious what you all do??
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think you will find most would call that day 1.
     
  3. chrissieg

    chrissieg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The rule of thumb is if you set chicken eggs on Friday they will hatch on Friday, its easy to remember that way. If they are small bantams the will sometimes hatch on Thursday. That of course is given that all the factors are correct as you go along. Temperature will slow down or speed up a hatch.
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Okay, well that makes me on Day 23 now then for an egg that was at low temps due to a bad incubator. Ill give it a few more days then since upon candling it ( I did yesterday because I thought maybe it was time to give up) I can still see small spots of veins and clear fluid.

    Ill hope for one of those little miracles I read about here on this website.
     
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tiffany, I hate to rain on your parade but veins and clear fluid at day 23 does not sound good. Usually all you can see with a fully developed chick is a large black space and the open space that has grown, which is the air cell.
     
  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Most of the egg is actually full, there is one little corner I can see through near the large air cell. It is just a small corner hear and there which I can see clearly into the egg and see some edges of veins.I know what you mean though....the eggs is actually moving in the bator occasionally so I guess as of right now it is alive, but Im feeling pretty discouraged as each day passes. As I said, we had some temp problems early on. I guess only time will tell.
     

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