when to call it quits

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ricks Chicks, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    I am sad I have eggs in the bator that are from 3/30 4/2, 4/3.

    I candeled one from the 30th 2 day's ago and it looked dead so I opened it and it wasn't. how long do I wait before I end it?

  2. barnwife

    barnwife Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    central Texas
    keep it covered with a wet rag or paper towel, and let it emerge in its own time!

    Give em at least a week extra...some are slower, your bator might be dropping temp at night to make them grow more slowly, they might just be taking their sweet time...etc.

    Patience is a virtue that our poultry forces on us!

    Good luck with the babies! And keep us posted!

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