Day 20, and I am worried!

KristaChickenWhisperer

Songster
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
385
2
129
Lake Stevens, WA
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!
 
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77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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545
396
Maine
same here. it's around day 20-24 now. no chicks. last time i candled there were chicks moving in them and everything.


good luck!
 
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KristaChickenWhisperer

Songster
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
385
2
129
Lake Stevens, WA
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.)
 

countrybum

Songster
11 Years
Sep 15, 2008
1,264
1
159
area pop. 96
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.

 

KristaChickenWhisperer

Songster
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
385
2
129
Lake Stevens, WA
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.
 

roche477

Songster
10 Years
May 15, 2009
493
0
129
Malvern, Arkansas
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.
 

KristaChickenWhisperer

Songster
11 Years
Sep 1, 2008
385
2
129
Lake Stevens, WA
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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