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24 days, no peeps, no pips how long do I wait? SAD PICTURES ADDED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JustDawn, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    I have my first eggs (7 Russian Orloffs) in the incubator and they were due on the 6th. It is now day 24 and I don't hear any peeps or pips. I have candled them and I have 3 nos and 4 yeses (though I couldn't see the air sac in one of the yeses, but it was the darkest egg).

    I have a Havo-Bator 1602N
    Anyways...
    When I got them (through the mail), I let them set over night, large end up. I put them in the incubator the next day. I turned them 3 times a day starting on day 2 in the incubator but stopped on the 3rd, expecting my hatch on the 6th. I haven't touched them since cept I did candle them today (see above results).
    The temperature has been pretty steady at 99-100, sometimes dropping to 98 and I would just adjust.
    The humidity has been steady 50% though it did drop to 30% once and 40% once and I increased as soon as I saw it. I also increased it to 70% (though it's fluctuated from 65-70) for the last three days (though now it's been for 6 days since they are 3 days late).

    How long should I wait? Do I help? What did I do wrong?

    I'm so SAD!!!

    Thanks =)
    Dawn
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2012
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelton Washington
    My guess is you are running a bit cold.

    Where are you taking the temperature? Should be on top of the eggs.

    At this point, letting them go a few extra days can;t really hurt much.



    Good luck..........
     
  3. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nivtup,

    Thanks for the reply. My thermometer was sitting right next to my eggs.... on the screen. I didn't know I should have it on top of the eggs.... I've moved it accordingly.

    So I will wait until Sunday. I hope I didn't kill my babies.

    Thanks.
    Dawn
     
  4. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 25, no peeps, no pips.

    Temp 100, Humidity 70%
     
  5. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of curiosity, I put another thermometer on top of my eggs... The one that read 100 this morning, reads 101 now and the other one reads 98. I lowered the temperature cause I didn't know what else to do. Either I cooked my babies or froze them. I am so upset at myself.
     
  6. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would have just left it alone as it is probably 98 since your chicks are over due
     
  7. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, one reads 100 and the other still reads 98. Humidity is 68. No peeps. Should I give up tomorrow? It will be day 26.
     
  8. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give it the weekend then call itdone
     
  9. JustDawn

    JustDawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks Mohillbilly. Will do.

    Here's to hoping and praying!
    Dawn
     
  10. Asweet23

    Asweet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm waiting on 5 eggs at the moment that my hen gave up on after 2 hatched. I had to move her and she decided to care for the chicks instead of keep sitting. they are under a heat lamp on day 20-21 and had peeping from one yesterday but now nothing.

    Fingers crossed with you!!
     

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