21 day old Hatching eggs shaking but not breaking through???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rammer, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Rammer

    Rammer Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the whole hatching eggs thing, and this is my first time hatching with my daughters. I have 25 hatching eggs that are 21 days in the incubator. I can see a few of them moving and shaking but still no sign of hatching? Is this normal? Advice?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rammer

    Rammer Out Of The Brooder

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    I just saw a bunch of the eggs rolling around the bater.... Is this normal?
     
  3. Layla1223

    Layla1223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 21 for me too. Mine wiggled and shook too. One of mine rolled and then pipped. I think this is normal. I hope everything goes well for you and you daughters. It is very fun watching them hatch so have fun [​IMG]
     
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not an incubator person but I will just say on behalf of the incubator folks who haven't found your thread yet...

    Do not be tempted...Keep the lid closed!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Rammer

    Rammer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I am tempted to open and candle the eggs but I am not going to do it. I am sure everything is ok and will be fine I just never done it before so worried something is wrong.

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
  6. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rammer,

    Just curious, did your eggs pip or hatch yet?
     
  7. Rammer

    Rammer Out Of The Brooder

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    I just checked again and one egg has pipped and heard some chirping. The rest are shaking but not pipping yet [​IMG]
     
  8. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will rock and roll. sometimes you can hear chirping before they hatch ( once they break through the air cell ). I will second the motion - DO NOT open the incubator. Once they pip, it can sometimes take 24+ hours to hatch....not all the time, but it does happen.
     
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Sit back and watch the show. Mother Nature has been doing this a lot longer than you. Patience, Grasshopper.
     
  10. Rammer

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    Got it.....Just impatient I guess:lol:

    Thanks everyone. I will update tomorrow....( Hopefully with pics of the new chicks! )
     

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