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A late hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oEch0o, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. oEch0o

    oEch0o Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time incubating eggs, and today is day 21! The only problem is that, as far as I can see, none have internally piped. One egg out of the seven had an early death I know, but the rest are still alive. I've been turning them a little by hand yesterday and once today, should I stop? Is this normal? I raised the humidity level in it as said in the instructions once it said day 2. I have a brinsea mini advanced
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Are you counting the day you set? Turning is usually ceased at day 18. How do the air cells look?
     
  3. oEch0o

    oEch0o Out Of The Brooder

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    The day I put them in the incubator I set it to 21 days. The air cells all look alike. They're all clear and a deep reddish yellow. Darker than the dead egg but still light colored. I'm not sure if it makes any difference but the chicks are polish- Wyandotte crosses
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You don't count the day you set. Count starts after 24 hours. Air cells should be clear. Are you shining the light down into the egg from the air cell end?
     
  5. oEch0o

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    Yes I am. They are clear they just have that reddish glow of a fertile egg is what I was trying to explain. So does that mean they're supposed to hatch tomorrow?
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you set them 21 days ago, then tomorrow would be the expected hatch day providing temps were on target and they are still viable.
     
  7. oEch0o

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    Ugh great. I've got things to do tomorrow but I didn't today. I wanted to watch them hatch... oh well. At least I know nothing's probably wrong and I have piece of mind
     
  8. oEch0o

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    Thank you so much! I'll keep you updated on if anyone hatches and how everything goes and I'm sure I can make time to watch at least a couple hatch if they come
     
  9. chickgarden

    chickgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also on the start of day 21. Our eggs were set February 25 early afternoon. I'm checking and checking to see if anything is moving and so far nothing. We have 14 Silkie eggs. I'm so nervous none will hatch. Hopefully we will both see some hatching starting soon!!
     
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  10. oEch0o

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    Honestly I'm starting to wonder if I just set the date wrong period. It has an automatic count down on it and I set it to 21 the day I put them in but I'm a big worrier. And I just checked my eggs and I'm pretty sure two more just died but I refuse to give up on them yet. I'm pretty sure I'm down to four though...
     

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