The little ones are out... what about the big ones?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandelyn, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    You know, come to think of it, I've never hatched out a standard sized chick. Lot's and lot's of bantams though! I have 4 healthy peeping bantam Cochins, out of 4 eggs. They started Sunday night, day 21.

    But the Spitzhauben egg, and the Astralorp egg, nothing. They were in there at last candling, right along with the Cochins. This morning makes it day 22 1/2.

    Do they really take longer? Is there a difference between large and small eggs? They haven't even pipped.

    Any ideas?

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