6 days after "due date"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsengeseth, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. and i think it's time to give up. There's no movement at all. So I think this hatch is a bust for me. But I ordered some from Ideal, I have several little fluffy butts to tend to now. [​IMG]

    I don't think I will give up trying to incubate. But next time i will get an incubator instead of the homemade ones i tried.
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I would say, yeah it is time, but don't get discouraged, you tried and learned from the experience.
    Get that incubator and try again.
  3. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Songster

    Apr 18, 2008
    Kodiak, Alaska
    I'm really sorry. We're all feeling the pain with you.

    This might be hard, but perhaps you should break one or two of the eggs open to see how far the development got. That might help to determine what went wrong.

    Keep trying - it will work out!
  4. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Yep, I would say its a no go. I know its hard to give up, might always be that chance. Make sure your dates are right, if so giver up. Sorry!!!
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Sorry it didnt work out this time !!! Better luck next time.... I would also break them open and see what went wrong !!!!! Also like buckaroo said check your dates and make sure your not off !!!!
  6. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Sorry about the no hatch. If you are sure, open them and take a look. It will give you peace of mind. Maybe you can tell when they gave out.
  7. they seemed to have quit around day 15-18 or so. There was a mutt egg from the farmers market that seemed fully formed but didn't make it. I think it was probably a temperature fluctuation that did them in.

    I will wait till spring and try again. I am bummed, but these little ones from Ideal should keep us busy for a bit.
  8. hippichick

    hippichick Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Sorry about the hatching problems. What did you get from Ideal?

  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Oh, so sorry about your babies. [​IMG]
    You will have better luck next time, I know it!
    Have fun with your new babies! I'm sure they will be even more spoiled!
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2008
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Awwww sorry. I am glad you have fuzzies from Ideal to help keep you occupied. Having my fuzzies from Welp is helping me with the tension of my first hatch ever.

    So the answer is to ALWAYS have new shipped fuzzies every time you have to hatch. [​IMG]

    That may mean keeping several hundred chickens at a time but really is there such a thing as TOO many chickens???

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