Chick eggs moving in incubator but still no hatch!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Christi2107, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Christi2107

    Christi2107 Out Of The Brooder

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    4 of my eggs started rocking back & forth in the incubator on day 18 and now it is day 20 and still no pipping. They are still moving though. Do you think something is wrong with my humidity level or is this normal???
     
  2. Chicksdigit

    Chicksdigit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are these Quail Eggs? Or Chicken Eggs? If they are Chickens eggs, 21 days
     
  3. Christi2107

    Christi2107 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are chicken eggs but I thought they only start moving when they are about to hatch but they've been rocking for 2 days now. Do u think I have a humidity problem & they're having a hard time pecking through the shell???
     
  4. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries mama, the rocking is them positioning themselves for hatch. The real nerves kick in when you hear a peep, and the little suckers don't pip until another day or so [​IMG]
     
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  5. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, don't worry. (easy, right? [​IMG]) I also was expecting them to pip on 18th, 19th, 20th days (I'm still not sure why......) But lo and behold, a very loud, rather indignant 'PEEP' on the night before day 21 and she hatched the next morning! But then, her hatchmates took quite a bit longer. So, no worries so far!![​IMG]
     
  6. Christi2107

    Christi2107 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well they finally hatched on day 23 thanks to a 12 hr power outage during the incubation period. Started out with 6 eggs and hatched 6 healthy chicks. Not so bad for first time but i think i'll use a hen next time, LOL!!
     
  7. carriehelene

    carriehelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job Christi! Broody hens are fun too [​IMG]
     
  8. I'mACountryGirl

    I'mACountryGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I just had a power outage last night and am worrying about my eggs (also my first incubation)..how low did the temp go in your bator during your power outage? Congrats on your hatch!! It gives me hope! [​IMG]
     
  9. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we. Had a 12 hour power outage and they are rocking tonight. So should be close?
     
  10. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we. Had a 12 hour power outage and they are rocking tonight. So should be close?[/quotemaybe same power outage lol
     
  11. chick100

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    I am hatching white leghorn eggs in a little giant incubator. When I got them half were refridgerated, and all of them were put in the incubator about 24 hours after being played. For most of the Time the temperature has been constant. At lockdown all eggs looked good when candled. On day 20 however the temperature was down to 85. I don't know how long it was like this. Now we are on day 23 and none have pipped. I need help! Did I loose the batch?
     

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