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Time table for incubation? (2 messages)
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I have a question. the suggested time table for chicken eggs is 21 days. is that 21 days from set date or should one go by hours? It seems that the egg would have to reach a internal temperature of the 99.5 or 100 -102 for still air incubators to begin growth.. Just asking???
5/1/2015 9:13 AM report abuse
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21 Days is a ballpark figure. Some chicken eggs hatch a day or so early or later. It is of important to note that 3 days prior to that 21 day mark that you STOP turning the eggs and slightly increase the humidity in the incubator you are using to hatch in. Also, Open the vents all the way!
Remember that in an ideal world and /or incubator with no flaws there is always the potential for something to go wrong.
The first rule when dealing with the miracle of life is that the process is VERY Messy.
The second rule is that not everything goes according to how humans would design it to go.
Expect disappointment and rejoice in the miracles as your peeps greet you!
Happy Hatching!
1/20/2017 10:25 AM report abuse