When will they start hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Georgetownchick, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick In the Brooder

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    I put my eggs in the incubator exactly 21 days ago this evening. Should they hatch tonight or will it be more like tomorrow? I keep looking at them through the window in the incubator and they aren't moving or chirping or anything.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    My guess would be tomorrow. It takes awhile for the eggs to warm up to the right temp to germinate, and also if it the incubator had any fluctuations/was too low they might hatch late.

    God bless,
    Daniel.
     
  3. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply. What if my humidity gets too low? Do I need to refill the water trough thing inside the incubator? I put them in lock down on Monday night.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Your humidity needs to stay at around 60%, especially when they start hatching. Otherwise they chicks may get shriek wrapped in the membrane inside the shell. Good luck with your hatch!
     

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