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Poll Results: What's the longest you've had it take a chicken egg to hatch???

 
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post #1 of 8
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Long story short..........my daughters hatching project started with 33 eggs from her 'girls', day 18 candling narrowed that down to 27, this past Saturday was day 21 and she's the proud owner of 24 beautiful baby chicks (25 hatched, one with an exposed navel didn't survive).   the two eggs that didn't hatch are still in the incubator.   water candling shows one to have no movement what so ever but the other is still kicking right along but no internal or external pip to be seen and it's now day 25 so what's the longest you've had it take a chicken egg to hatch???

post #2 of 8

I voted 25 days as the longest one of my chicks was in the egg, but I had to break him out. I would recommend pipping a hole in this little dude's egg, or else he probably won't make it. 


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post #3 of 8
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I voted 25 days, but I had to break him out. I would recommend pipping a hole in this little dude's egg, or else he probably won't make it. 

with no internal pip what would pipping the shell do other then allow it to possibly dry out?

post #4 of 8

No internal pip? Wow! How is that thing even alive???? I guess then you'll have to wait! 

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with no internal pip what would pipping the shell do other then allow it to possibly dry out?

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with no internal pip what would pipping the shell do other then allow it to possibly dry out?

In my opinion- not much, but I am one that while I am more than willing to assist after an egg has been pipped for 18+hours, I don't believe in going in until they have made the pip themselves, unless in rare circumstances. I had chick hatch day 24 (my first hatch) and survive, but it did end up having leg problems due to the late development and one hatch day 25 that was too weak to ake it and died in the first 24 hours.

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post #6 of 8
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I know back when i was a kid after the majority hatched if the unhatched didn't show any pipping after a few days we'd toss them out.  several of those seamed to just be under developed and needing more time but with them cracked open it was too late for that. 

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No internal pip? Wow! How is that thing even alive???? I guess then you'll have to wait! 

I know back when i was a kid after the majority hatched if the unhatched didn't show any pipping after a few days we'd toss them out.  several of those seamed to just be under developed and needing more time but with them cracked open it was too late for that.   i hate to go cracking it open just to find that it needed a little more time.

post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374 View Post
 

In my opinion- not much, but I am one that while I am more than willing to assist after an egg has been pipped for 18+hours, I don't believe in going in until they have made the pip themselves, unless in rare circumstances. I had chick hatch day 24 (my first hatch) and survive, but it did end up having leg problems due to the late development and one hatch day 25 that was too weak to ake it and died in the first 24 hours.

 

 

Thanks for your input.

post #8 of 8
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Daughter here and today was day 26.5.......

 

Using the flashlight there was not an internal pip so dad water floated and there was no movement at all :(

 

We carefully removed the shell and there was a very dark brown spot on the outer membrane in the area of the chicks back.

 

 

Upon removing the inner membrane there was an almost fully developed chick that appears to lack developed eyes, the socket was fully developed but the eyeball was completely clear.

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