Incubation and Embryology - University of Illinois

Incubation Troubleshooting

Delayed hatch - eggs not starting to pip until day 21 or later.

Probable Cause Suggested Corrective Measure
Average temperature too low, especially in the incubator.

Maintain correct temperature levels throughout incubation and hatching cycle.

Eggs held too long.

Try not to hold eggs more than 7 to 10 days, 14 days at most, and then only if holding conditions are ideas

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