Day 20 and nothing... also staggered hatching.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beneduck14, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None of my eggs or rocking or have pipped or showing anything and it is day 20. I am doing a week apart staggered hatching and my humidity is at 55% because of the other eggs. Is that fine? I have heard many people hatch at that humidity.

    I did have to open the incubator during lockdown once or twice to turn the other eggs, do you think that will affect the day 20 eggs and will not turning the other eggs for a couple of days be fine?

    Air cell looks like this for one of the eggs except the egg does not have veins and was completely orange except for the shadow.
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    Findings:

    It is supposed to look like that after internal pip :)
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  2. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled super quick and added more humidity to 60% and all of them are moving and feathers can be seen except for one. One of them I cannot see veins or feathers but a dark shadow of the body and the air cell looks weird. Almost like a fat T shape. Help!
     
  3. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little bit hard to tell with the description, but I think it's normal. My silkies did not hatch until day 23 so I think they are fine. Chickens can hatch at 55% humidity, but thicker shells require higher humidity.
     
  4. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I hope so- They are buff orpingtons so they don't necessarily have thick shells but thanks for your reply!~
     
  5. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one egg was indeed succesful in internal pipping and I recently, 10 minutes ago, just started to hear him or her, hopefully a her, peeping [​IMG]
     
  6. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there an external pip yet?
     
  7. beneduck14

    beneduck14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turns out that was what the egg was supposed to look like after internal pip, Nemo made it out :)
     

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