Are They Dead!! Or What!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shauna's Silkies, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi im on day 23 of hatching and nothing is happening!!! are they daed!!!!
    i really need advice!!! PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!
    Maybe i should just wait and wait!!
    im so exicited!! i want them to hatch so badly!!!
    Thanks.. ha [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try picking them up. After 23 days if you pick them up you should feel moving or it should start to chirp. Moving the eggs stimulates hatching. Or they could just be dead.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

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    A dip in temps can slow incubation and delay hatching.

    Day 1 is the day AFTER you set the eggs in the incubator, so you might be on day 22.
     
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  4. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ill try picking them up...... no im on day 23 cause i counted after lik u saide... thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. ultra1classic

    ultra1classic THE FLUFFINATOR

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    what wad your humidity % when you put them in lockdown?
     
  6. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I donno.... cause on the mannual it said just to fill the pots and humidy will be grand... and i bought a hygro-meter and it doesnt work!!!!!!
    im hatching 7 silkies in brinsea mini advance incubator [​IMG]
     
  7. ultra1classic

    ultra1classic THE FLUFFINATOR

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    Shauna's Silkies :

    I donno.... cause on the mannual it said just to fill the pots and humidy will be grand... and i bought a hygro-meter and it doesnt work!!!!!!
    im hatching 7 silkies in brinsea mini advance incubator [​IMG]

    when i go into lockdown (with silkies) i run my humidity up between 65 and 70 %​
     
  8. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just picked 2 out of 7 up.... and i think its very hard to feel movment... nothing chirped.... i candled 1 very quickly ( cause didnt want heat to go very low) and there is somthing in there!!!!!!
    WHAT IS HAPPING!!!!!
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  9. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you maintained a temp between 98-103 throughout the entire incubation then picking them up for 20 even 30 minutes wont hurt them. They should be hatching any hour. I just hatched a bunch of easter eggers and on the 21st day i thought one egg was dead so i picked it up and i felt a shuffle like my hand jerked. Then i heard some faint chirping. Candling at this point would be useless. There is definitely something in there its just knowing if its alive or not. Picking them up wont hurt them either. If you think about it, when a chick hatches, it stumbles over all the eggs moving them around. This tells the other ones to wake up and get going. Good luck.
     
  10. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much thats grat help.....
    wish me good luck.. haha [​IMG]
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    thanks every1 so much
     

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