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.