Umm????? When will they hatch???????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlueBirdChick, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    okay due to the post offices /airport not being able to fly any packages out and had to get trucks to send out the mail. My eggs that were due to be mailed out the 29th Priority Mail and I was suppose to get them between the 1st-4th of this month but because of that delay I didnt get my eggs tell today.

    Which is fine I let the seller know Im not mad I understand its not your fault its way cool [​IMG] anyway since they got here so late how do I mark hatching day??? Or should I count them along with my other eggs and what day those ones are on??? I know that I might or might not get chicks but Im hoping that by some miracle they will hatch?????? Wont hold my breath though. But anyway what do I do with counting???? Thanks
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    The count doesn't start until the eggs begin incubating - it 's not the number of days since the eggs were laid. Day 1 if you put them in the incubator before noon, day 1 is the next day if you put the eggs in the 'bator after noon.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Your post is a little confusing but I think you are asking about a staggered hatch. How long has the first eggs been in the incubator before these?

    Eggs take 21 days after they go in to the incubator so the first eggs with hatch 21 days after they went in an the second eggs with hatch 21 days after they went in. Humidity an turning becomes an issue though. A second incubator just for hatching is best when doing staggered hatches.
     
  4. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    yeah the ones i had in before are on day 9.. okay i put the ones i just got today in about 10 . OMGosh its so confusing lol... so those ones are on day one then right????????
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  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yep first eggs are on day 9 an second ones are on day 1. When the first ones go in to lockdown you will have 8 days till the new ones go in to lockdown.
     
  6. BlueBirdChick

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    Now i see why you suggested a second incubator. WOOOOHOOO thank goodness i have another one. Just gotta heat it up. thanks [​IMG]
     

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