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This is my first hatch. So far I have 14 chicks hatched but I have 5 more in the incubator. There is mold starting to grow around the water wells. I am worried that the remaining chicks could get sick. Im not sure what I should do. I wasn't expecting it to get nasty in there. 

 

Also, majority of chicks hatched from 3 days early to 21 days. When should I pull the other eggs that did not hatch? They were due yesterday but I dont have any pips in any of these. 

 

I dont feel like I had a very good turn out. I started with 25 eggs. 1 cracked early on so I discarded that one. 5 I threw at day 14 because there was no sign of them growing. I am happy that some at least hatched. 

 

Thank you so much for the help!

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This is my first hatch. So far I have 14 chicks hatched but I have 5 more in the incubator. There is mold starting to grow around the water wells. I am worried that the remaining chicks could get sick. Im not sure what I should do. I wasn't expecting it to get nasty in there. 

 

Also, majority of chicks hatched from 3 days early to 21 days. When should I pull the other eggs that did not hatch? They were due yesterday but I dont have any pips in any of these. 

 

I dont feel like I had a very good turn out. I started with 25 eggs. 1 cracked early on so I discarded that one. 5 I threw at day 14 because there was no sign of them growing. I am happy that some at least hatched. 

 

Thank you so much for the help!

If you don't have any pippers I would candle the eggs left and check for signs of life. If there are I would quickly wipe out the bator and put them back in, if not then you know they are done.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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:welcome and congrats on the hatchers!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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