Day 20, and I am worried!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KristaChickenWhisperer, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Hi all~

    I have chicken eggs on day 20 in the bator, and I havent had any pips or movement yet. I am starting to get really worried because my last hatch didn't go well at all (none of my eggs developed.)

    This time I know for sure we have development because we saw veinging/embryos every time we candled. Last time we candled was on day 17 and everything looked good, the eggs looked full of chickies.

    I just need some reassurance, because I am being a worry wart. I just hope the babies are still ok.

    Im so paranoid! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    same here. it's around day 20-24 now. no chicks. last time i candled there were chicks moving in them and everything. [​IMG]

    good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  3. The Wolf Queen

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    Maybe your chicks are late bloomers. If they dont hatch by day 25 or 26 candle and see if there is still movement.
     
  4. DANNY

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    Sounds like too cool temperature. You should be seeing some action. I don't understand day 20-24.
     
  5. 77horses

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    Quote:it's a staggered hatch
     
  6. Quote:Last time I candled it was really hard to see anything because the whole egg was dark with chick. I could see the veins a little bit and everything seemed good there.


    The temp has been about 99-100 (I have an LG still air.)
     
  7. countrybum

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    Well I am with you and just have patience. My babies are due on the 14th and over night, my temp went from 100.5 to 104. You can believe I grabbed a couple and checked. Still movement, but not as much as there originally was: so I am a nervous wreck right with you.

    Sending hatching vibes and prayers to the chicken God your way.

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  8. Thanks for the hatch vibes.

    I hope all goes well with you too! My temps have been kind of scattered today but haven't really gone up too much.

    I am so nervous right now. I don't know if I can handle another bad hatch. [​IMG]
     
  9. roche477

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    Quote:Last time I candled it was really hard to see anything because the whole egg was dark with chick. I could see the veins a little bit and everything seemed good there.


    The temp has been about 99-100 (I have an LG still air.)

    Your temp with a still air should be around 102. Your hatch might be delayed a bit.
     
  10. Quote:Last time I candled it was really hard to see anything because the whole egg was dark with chick. I could see the veins a little bit and everything seemed good there.


    The temp has been about 99-100 (I have an LG still air.)

    Your temp with a still air should be around 102. Your hatch might be delayed a bit.

    Thank you. I turned it up a little bit so we will see what happens. How long do you think the hatch may have been delayed?
     

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