Originally Posted by Zgm12
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.