When will they start hatching?

Georgetownchick

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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!
 
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DTchickens

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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.
 

Georgetownchick

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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.
 

sumi

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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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