I'm hatching my first batch of chicken eggs and I'm freaking out because they're not hatching and it's day 22, or is it? Do you start day 1 as the day you "set" them? Or is Day one 24 hours later? If that's the case, I still have time, right?
Well that's good news! I thought today was Day 22. It's Day 21 and no pips yet, but I think my temperature was a little low. So hopefully tomorrow. I guess I went into lockdown on Day 17 then. Oops!One day of incubating is 24 hours after you set them. As a rule of thumb if you set them on a Monday they should start hatching on a Monday, set on a Tuesday hatch on a Tuesday, and so on.
My humidity and temperature are a little unknown. I got the bator at a yard sale and they said they hatched many eggs from it. I did hours of research and set my first batch. The temp said 102 and the humidity always said about 42%.What is your humidity & temp? Did you candle at lockdown? Whatever you do, don't jump the gun cause if your temp was low & humidity off, it will take longer.