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

Rammer

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
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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!
 

Rammer

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
26
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22
I just saw a bunch of the eggs rolling around the bater.... Is this normal?
 

Layla1223

Songster
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
101
1
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Idaho
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
 

damselfish

Songster
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
971
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Southwest Missouri
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!

 

Rammer

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
26
0
22
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!
 

Rammer

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
26
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22
I just checked again and one egg has pipped and heard some chirping. The rest are shaking but not pipping yet
 

4boysmom

Songster
12 Years
Jun 12, 2007
309
1
154
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.
 

halo

Got The Blues
12 Years
Nov 22, 2007
6,069
54
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Florida
My Coop
Sit back and watch the show. Mother Nature has been doing this a lot longer than you. Patience, Grasshopper.
 

Rammer

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jun 13, 2010
26
0
22
Got it.....Just impatient I guess:lol:

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

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