23 DAYS AND NO PEEPING What do you Think??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SAM1646, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. SAM1646

    SAM1646 In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Washington Twp, Mi
    I have had silkies in the incubator since August 4. 20 eggs that I got off ebay. I have no peeping no movement nor and chirping. I candled them and there was something in all. How long should I wait. Incubator flux from 99.5 to 101 and were in a egg turner till the 18th day. Dont think I could have done anything more. Any clues? Or should I just wait
  2. FreeRunRevolution

    FreeRunRevolution In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2010
    I just hatched my first bunch under a mother hen. (I guess its likely different with an incubator)
    The Eggs were collected from a variety of hens over 2 days and placed under the broody hen. (11 eggs)
    3 eggs were kicked out of the nest the first week leaving me with 8.
    On Monday the first 3 eggs hatched, it had been 21 days.
    Tuesday 1 hatched. 22 days
    Wednesday 1 hatched. 23 days
    And today- Thursday 2 more hatched. 24 days
    One egg is left and I'll give it another day or 2.
    So I guess I'd suggest giving them a smidge more time, especially if the are incubated and not causing you too much trouble.
    Best of luck! I hope tomorrow finds you with some fluffy babies [​IMG]
  3. SAM1646

    SAM1646 In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Washington Twp, Mi
    Thanks Ill keep my fingers crossed!!!![​IMG]
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I would give them a couple more days [​IMG] Do you have 2 thermometers in the incubator or the one that came with it?
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I would keep them in the bator a little longer, just as long as they dont start smelling bad.
  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Songster

    Jul 13, 2009
    Live Oak, FL
    I like doing the float test to end my agony!!!!

    Get a bowl of water, deep enough for the egg to float in. Say 4-5"
    The water must be 99-100, check egg for any peeps if none, carfully, put the egg in the water.
    If it stops moving it is dead, if it sinks, it never developed.
    If it starts rocking back and forth, the heart is beating, put it back in the bator and give it another day.
    You must give the egg a few seconds to do its thing from putting it in the water.
  7. SAM1646

    SAM1646 In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Washington Twp, Mi
    Oh the water thing make me nervous but I am up for any thing. As for the term I have a digit one, not the one that came with the incubator. Day 24 Still nothing.

    Ugh Im getting depressed.
  8. SAM1646

    SAM1646 In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Washington Twp, Mi
    Just cracked them open after doing the water rest. Got scammed I guess. Kentucky Silkies Dont ever Buy!!! All yolk I guess I sould have eaten them!!!!

    If I knew how to post the pictures I would Have!!!

    What a Scammmmmmm
  9. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    the postal service may have used a xray on the box. just a thought. i would send you some for cost of shipping but my girls would rather set than lay.
  10. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010
    Sorry about your disappointment. [​IMG]

    But... [​IMG]

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