21 days today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sharaw20, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. sharaw20

    sharaw20 Just Hatched

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    So my fertilized eggs are 21 days today. I'm just wondering what do. What do I need to look for when they are hatching? if they don't hatch today could they still hatch tomorrow? what am I looking for? How long should I wait to let them hatch? if they don't hatch when should I throw them out? if they're not going to hatch what do I do help please
     
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    21 days is just a guide so they may hatch today or tomorrow and some even take a tad longer. At this stage you can listen for peeping from the egg, the egg moving slightly and pips in the shell. Pips can be either a small crack in the shell or an actual hole.

    Please do have a read of this article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching Lots of great info there on the hatching process in there.

    Good luck and I hope you have some fluffy fluff balls soon :fl
     
  3. sharaw20

    sharaw20 Just Hatched

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    How often should I hear a cheep or movement. I've been in the coop a hand full of times today. And I haven't heard anything or seen any movement. Should I candle them tonight to see what's going on.
     
  4. sharaw20

    sharaw20 Just Hatched

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    So I just went out to candle the last three eggs I though could have been fertile. The one egg is completely blacked out. No air bubble. The other one is half blacked out and there is a air bubble. But when I rotate the egg the air bubble moves. And the third egg has the air sac but there is a bit of a wave in it on one side. But is completely blacked out on one side. They are not oozing. They do not smell. Do you think they are all bad now ? Thanks.
     

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