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Are you sure it is Day 22 ?  That is, have  21 complete 24 hour periods now passed? 

 

I did not see anything going on with my eggs -- no rocking, no peeping, nothing -- until just after 21 days had passed.  Then in 12 hours, hatching just took off.   


Edited by Morrigan - 5/13/16 at 6:26pm
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Are you sure it is Day 22 ?  That is, have  21 complete 24 hour periods now passed? 

I did not see anything going on with my eggs -- no rocking, no peeping, nothing -- until just after 21 days had passed.  Then in 12 hours, hatching just took off.   
Yes, I set the eggs on April 21st at 6am.
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Did they ever hatch?
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It's day 22 and my eggs still have not hatched. One of them was moving a lot and even rolled across the incubator. However since it rolled, there has been no movement. None of the eggs have external pips and I only saw a one, maybe two move. They were all alive when I put them into lockdown, so this is concerning me. These are shipped eggs if that means something. Please help!

21 days that it takes for a hen egg to hatch means that if you set the eggs on the first of the month that the first day of incubation is not complete until 24 hours later on the 2nd of the month.  Therefor an egg set on the first should start hatching on the 22nd of the month after 21 full days of incubation.  

 

I use to do this hatching thing to make a living but then i had to do it to keep from starving to death.  Any egg that has been shipped has been subject to extremes in temperature, air pressure, vibration, shock, radiation, humidity, and oily hands.  Shipped eggs are famous for hatching poorly.  If I just had to order eggs and have them shipped in, I would not want them shipped until Spring had sprung at the Hens' location and I would sure avoid eggs laid in the late Spring or Summer.  That would mean only setting eggs laid, shipped, and received in maybe March or April.  Hang in there.   

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Yes my temperatures were a little low for majority of the incubation. I put an outside thermometer in during the last week and saw that the temperature was low. Should it be alarming that there is no longer any movement and none have pipped? I feel like even if they were late hatchers, they should be starting by now.

If there are lower then 99 degrees then be prepared to wait a few more days...  Please make sure humidity is around 65% and they get enough air(O2) flow inside the box from the outside.  Don't candle no point... Also theres no wasting time just letting them sit there while you watch.

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Thank you both for your advice! Unfortunately the eggs didn't hatch and upon doing an eggtopsy I found that they were all alive and died during lockdown. One even internally pipped. It seems to me like I had my humidity too high. Also incubator isn't very reliable with temperature (it's 5 degrees off). I'm looking into getting a Brinsea now for my next hatches. Thanks again for everyone's help!
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