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All 28 eggs are in the incubator. Temp is 100 humidity I'd 26

 

:thumbsup Good luck!

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post #22 of 60
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Thank you
post #23 of 60
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Eggs go on lockdown tomorrow. Wish me luck!
post #24 of 60
Goodluck fl.gif
Edited by ChickenGrass - 2/28/16 at 1:49pm
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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post #25 of 60
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Thank you!
post #26 of 60
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Ok so it's day 21, the eggs have been on lockdown since day 18. I don't see anything going on. Starting to get a little nervous.
post #27 of 60
Don't worry
Chicks don't always hatch exactly day 21
I hope they hatch soon for you fl.gif
I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
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I breed and show
Gold partridge pekin bantam
Coronation Sussex bantam
Barbu d'Anver quail colour
Black bantam silkie
Cream legbar
Reply
post #28 of 60
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Day 22 and still nothing. At what point do I give up on them? I want to hold out as long as possible. Also should I do an eggtopsy on them after to see what happened? Feeling bummed.
post #29 of 60

Have you read this? (or parts of it, might be way too much info lol) The beginning might be useful.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

 

You could try float testing them if you check them over and you're SURE they have no cracks AT ALL. Here's a few links on float testing.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/383525/float-testing-checking-egg-viability-for-late-or-overdue-hatching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQNo0lgZt0M

 

I usually hold the large end of an egg (that is close to hatching) up to my ear, and if I hear any cheeping or other sounds it is alive but if I don't hear anything it could be a dud, or it could be taking a nap. Personally I don't get rid of eggs until at least day 25, because if the incubator temp is slightly cool then they can take longer to develop.

 

Or you could try this.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/478768/no-more-need-to-float-test-eggs

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post #30 of 60

Oh I forgot, you could also ask for advise on this thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends very helpful folks over there.


Edited by Lozuufy - 3/4/16 at 9:10am
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