ASAP it is day 22 and nothing has happend

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by C and c chickens, Apr 19, 2019.

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    C and c chickens In the Brooder

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    Hi! I am new and I joined because I have been anxiously waiting for these little baby's to arrive. I put the eggs in 3 weeks ago at 7:30 am on Thursday and it is now Friday and no sign of anything. On day 20 we could here peeping and the eggs would rock every once in a while but nothing happens any more and it is day 22. This is my first time hatching eggs ever. there is also a duck egg supposed to hatch today too, the duck egg has now been in the incubator 28 days(I put it in 1 week before I put the chicken eggs in). Please help soon thank you!
     
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  2. Ranchwithaview

    Ranchwithaview Songster

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    If your humidity is above 65, I would take them out one at a time and candle, also tap the egg and listen. I had one in my last batch rocking and chirping that died in shell from malposition. I wish I had checked it sooner.
     
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    C and c chickens In the Brooder

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    Alright thank you, I can take them out it won't hurt them?
     
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    C and c chickens In the Brooder

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    Also will a live chick be moving, can I try the water trick with warm water?
     
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  5. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    I wouldn't try floating at this stage. @WVduckchick can you offer your thoughts...
     
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  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Do not put them in water, please!

    What type of incubator are you using? Has the temperature been steady throughout incubation? If it was a bit low, that can cause slightly delayed hatches, so I wouldn't worry too much just yet. But candling now won't hurt. Just do it carefully.

    Look for the air cell to be out of shape - what we call drawdown.
    Like this: see how it starts moving into the fat end, this is what happens when they get into hatching position.

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    HI and thank you for all the help, I candled all the eggs and about 3 or 4 moved and none chirped. I couldn't tell with a couple of the eggs or the duck egg. Should I take some water out of the incubator?
     
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  8. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    If your temps were a little low it will take a little longer. And they say not to count the day you put them in, you start your count 24 hrs later. Good luck :fl :hugs :fl
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    What is your humidity? You want it higher at this stage. About 70-80%
     
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    I did not use the floating option, only one egg had that position and that was one that was not able to tell if it was moving or not. Should I pay attention to the way I put them back in the incubator with the air bubble up? I am using a JANOEL12 incubator
     
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