Reasons For Eggs Hatching Late

Eggs in an incubator can hatch late sometimes. Possible reasons for this may include;

  • Large Eggs.
  • Old Eggs.
  • Improperly stored eggs.
  • Temperature too low in the incubator.
  • Humidity in the incubator too high.
  • Warm and cool areas in the incubator.

Here are some handy tips to help prevent eggs hatching late;

  • Choose incubation eggs carefully.
  • Avoid incubating eggs that are too large.
  • If keeping eggs prior to incubation then store in the correct conditions.
  • Do not store eggs for more than 7 days before incubation.
  • Regularly check the temperature in the incubator.
  • Try to maintain the correct temperature in the incubator at all times.
  • Regularly check the humidity in the incubator.
  • Try to maintain the correct humidity levels in the incubator at all time.
  • Note that the required temperature and humidity levels are not the same throughout the whole of the incubation period.
  • A wet bulb thermometer maybe a good purchase to help accurately measure the humidity and temperature levels in the incubator.
  • Check that the incubator is working correctly and has a constant temperature throughout the whole of the incubator.

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