Terribly worried about "Break time" during hatch???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by clarmayfarm, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am worried because I had 11/34 eggs hatch yesterday (day20) and since then, no pips, chirping, nothing.

    It seems all the chicks that hatched (save one) were one breed (cochins)...


    Today is only Day 21...can they take a break from hatching? Or are they likely dead? It has been about 16 hours since anything hatched, no pips now.

    Thanks for your replies...

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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It is not unusual to have one breed hatch a day or so before another.
     
  3. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply...

    Can sometimes shipped eggs hatch later than home raised? My eggs have hatched (cochins) but the Ameraucanas have not.

    MB Foster
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I dont hatch many shipped eggs. I think egg age can effect hatching time some.
     
  5. clarmayfarm

    clarmayfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it still stinks... I am starting to think that it may not be me, although I know that most of my purchased eggs were fertile....

    All of my cochins have now hatched, as in 100% - had two more this afternoon.

    Just not the purchased eggs.

    Oh well, I suppose that is life [​IMG]
     
  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I wouldn't give up on the other eggs yet. You are only on day 21 right? Just keep waiting and good luck! [​IMG]
     

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