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Originally Posted by ranmar1 View Post

I hope you can help me--I have 2 eggs hatching today--my 1st hatch!!
My little bantam hen has 2 eggs and I noticed that both are pipped this moring. Tonight they are still in the same condition, I can hear them peeping and hear them pecking but they aren;t making any progress. Any help??

:welcome Chicks can take a good 24 hours to go from pip to zip so it's hard  to make a judgement call. Mine (when incubating in the incubator) generally take anywhere from 12-18 hours on the average and I've had some hit close to the 24 hour mark. I try not to interfere until at least 18 hours and then only to check and make sure they are not in distress or have the membranes stuck to them. 

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post #12 of 13
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Thanks everyone for the responses. I appreciate them. The answer is NO I haven't checked temp with other gages. I just trusted the one with the machine. Also the hydrometer. I almost got a digital one from Walmart to put in there. My incubator says it's a circulating air inc. it came with an auto turner also. I'll try to post a pic. My last round I only had one DIS and it looked almost fully grown. The rest were quitters when I candles the second time. This last round I candled at day 7 and all were great. Then when I candled at day 15 there were blood rings and some had deep dark spots like the chick started but then quit. Figured I'd just leave them til day 18. Then candles again and mine of them grew. My flock is up to about 40 and I was hoping to finish up with the BCM. I lucked out and did t have to buy them so guess that's a plus. Thanks again and I hope I can try this again.
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So at a relatively educated guess, I would say that the eggs are the victim of a temperature issue. This is likely to be a spike rather than a dip.
I really think that you need to get hold of at least two thermometers to check against each other and the incubator. Humidity wouldn't be an issue at this stage if what you say is the case. Humidity may be a culprit if you saw late deaths especially after internal pips.
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