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Chick eggs moving in incubator but still no hatch!!!!

post #1 of 8
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4 of my eggs started rocking back & forth in the incubator on day 18 and now it is day 20 and still no pipping. They are still moving though. Do you think something is wrong with my humidity level or is this normal???

My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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post #2 of 8

Are these Quail Eggs?    Or Chicken Eggs?    If  they are Chickens eggs, 21 days

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"If you want to keep getting what you're getting, keep on doing what you're doing."
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They are chicken eggs but I thought they only start moving when they are about to hatch but they've been rocking for 2 days now. Do u think I have a humidity problem & they're having a hard time pecking through the shell???

My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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post #4 of 8

No worries mama,  the rocking is them positioning themselves for hatch. The real nerves kick in when you hear a peep, and the little suckers don't pip until another day or so lol

raising up 1 son, my mother, a boyfriend, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 20 chickens, around 100 antique roses, and half the world's population of japanese beetles which the chickens are enjoying very much
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raising up 1 son, my mother, a boyfriend, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 20 chickens, around 100 antique roses, and half the world's population of japanese beetles which the chickens are enjoying very much
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post #5 of 8

Yep, don't worry. (easy, right? wink)     I also was expecting them to pip on 18th, 19th, 20th days (I'm still not sure why......)    But lo and behold, a very loud, rather indignant 'PEEP' on the night before day 21 and she hatched the next morning!  But then, her hatchmates took quite a bit longer. So, no worries so far!!thumbsup

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If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging!

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Well they finally hatched on day 23 thanks to a 12 hr power outage during the incubation period. Started out with 6 eggs and hatched 6 healthy chicks. Not so bad for first time but i think i'll use a hen next time, LOL!!

My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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My zoo: 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 chickens (2 RIR, 2 Dominiquers, 3 EE's, 4 Silver Sussex).

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post #7 of 8

Great job Christi! Broody hens are fun too smile

raising up 1 son, my mother, a boyfriend, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 20 chickens, around 100 antique roses, and half the world's population of japanese beetles which the chickens are enjoying very much
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raising up 1 son, my mother, a boyfriend, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 20 chickens, around 100 antique roses, and half the world's population of japanese beetles which the chickens are enjoying very much
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Originally Posted by Christi2107 

Well they finally hatched on day 23 thanks to a 12 hr power outage during the incubation period. Started out with 6 eggs and hatched 6 healthy chicks. Not so bad for first time but i think i'll use a hen next time, LOL!!


I just had a power outage last night and am worrying about my eggs (also my first incubation)..how low did the temp go in your bator during your power outage?  Congrats on your hatch!! It gives me hope! fl

1 DH who doesn't totally understand me but adores me anyway! 4 kids, 4 Bernese Mountain Dogs, 5 Bee Hives, 2 goats, 3 full incubators ~ I'm Living My Dream!!!

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1 DH who doesn't totally understand me but adores me anyway! 4 kids, 4 Bernese Mountain Dogs, 5 Bee Hives, 2 goats, 3 full incubators ~ I'm Living My Dream!!!

...and what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.    - Thomas Jefferson, 1787
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