1 week past due date...what should I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Halie Dawn, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Halie Dawn

    Halie Dawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 3, 2008
    It's been 7 days past the due date for my pekin egg. Is there any possibility of it hatching at all or can I assume it's dead and probably won't hatch? I would feel really bad opening an egg that still has a chance of survival, but I don't know how late is too late.
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    so you are on day 35?? Is that right? Can you candle them?
     
  3. Halie Dawn

    Halie Dawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I have candled it (it's one egg that I found) and aside from the air sack the egg looks completely packed. It's almost entirely dark and it doesn't smell bad or anything, but there is no piping, and no visible activity.
     
  4. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I think its way to late but wouldnt hurt I guess to just leave it I don't know.
     

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