what now?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chopperchick, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. chopperchick

    chopperchick Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 6 of the eight silver spangle hamburg eggs i had in the incubator hatch, 2 still sitting there, how long should i wait before throwing them away? When i candled them last week they were all alive and kicking. thanks for any ideas.
     
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Day 24 I believe is what most say. Are they pipped?
     
  3. chopperchick

    chopperchick Out Of The Brooder

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    no pipping and no cheeping either
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Give them at least 2 days after the due date, then candle before you toss them. Most times eggs will hatch within two days of each other, but sometimes there is a straggler.
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
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    CONGRATS on the babies [​IMG]

    I usally wait 2 days also. Good luck !!
     

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