Corturnix incubation 18th day. Is there still hope for hatch?

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  1. marieb1

    marieb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first hatch. Set 29 eggs with a Little Giant incubator still air with auto egg turner. temp at 99.5 humidity at 50 ish and then day 14 stopped turning, turned up humidity to 60 ( went up and down from 70-high 50. It was hard to regulate I live in Phoenix). I'm now on the morning of 28th day and have no signs of life. No wiggling, rolling, pipping nothing. There is no bad rottin smell. They just are frozen. Is there still hope? Am I being impatient? Is the lack of movement normal? Thanks for any words of encouragement but I have eggs on deck if this one is a total loss. [​IMG] Thanks
     
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  2. marieb1

    marieb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops not 28th day 18th day
     
  3. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had them hatch on day 20/21
    This batch is the first time I see wriggly eggs
    You could try the float test?
     
  4. marieb1

    marieb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in lockdown. I've only opened it up (quickly) to add water and look closely for pipping. Is it safe to do the float test at this point?
     
  5. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do the float test after "due date" which technically is day 18/19 I thought.
     
  6. marieb1

    marieb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks.
     
  7. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is it today? Still nothing?
     
  8. marieb1

    marieb1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just this morning (day 20) I have 6 that have popped out!
     
  9. momofseven

    momofseven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet!! We're on chick 9 atm [​IMG]
     
  10. marieb1

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    Had another one this morning day 21. 7 total babies so far. all eating and drinking on their own :) yay
     

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