If poultry eggs don’t hatch on their due date then I will leave them in the incubator or under the broody hen for up to a week after the hatching date.
hi ive got three eggs in my incubator(rcom) and they were due for monday but one came early then no more have came and its now wednesday should I crack the egg open to see if its alive or should I wait(are fertile)Aaron
I always leave eggs in the incubator for at least a week after the hatching date to see if anymore pip their shells and hatch out, as the eggs can sometimes be late in hatching. So if I was you I wouldn’t crack the egg open just yet. Once an extra week has gone by then I turn off the incubator and crack the eggs to see if they were fertile.
Hope that helps. Let me know how you got on.
Sara @ farmingfriends
What do you do if poultry eggs don’t hatch on the due date?