day 20 and nothing so far.......** ones moving!**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ukchickengirl, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    i guess this is a bad sign that nothings pipped yet and i havent heard cheeping?? made my own bator and had small fluctuations at the beginning so maybe i killed my babies before i started [​IMG] [​IMG]


    went up to put jennifer to bed and went to check on eggs (they are in spare room!).... one is def moving, i saw it a few times so i know its not my eyes! even if i only get one i will be proud cos of the home made bator!!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2007
  2. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    Remember you don't count the day you started. So, maybe you are really on day 19. Have faith and patience.

    Rufus
     
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had the opportunity to incubate any eggs yet, but I think sometimes if the temps aren't steady, the eggs might take a little longer to hatch? I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong [​IMG].

    Give them a little more time! Seems to me I've read some eggs taking up to 24 days (and I think the little ones were ok).

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

    Meghan
     
  4. jinglesassy

    jinglesassy Out Of The Brooder

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    actually, i had a chicken hatch a whole week after when she was supposed to, and we called it lucky and after like 1 year we still had lucky but then she was attacked by a dog and almost killed but she is still alive, man is she lucky
     
  5. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By my understanding (having never hatched eggs): If the temp is a little low, they will take longer to hatch than 21 days. Generally nothings wrong with the chicks, they just took longer. In fact my mom (who has hatched eggs) says it's better to err on the side of being a little cool and having to wait than killing them with slightly too high temps. Good luck!!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It is better to err on the side of cooler temps, however, chicks that take too long to hatch sometimes have problems. It's certainly best to try to keep temps within certain acceptable range, although I know things do happen we can't predict.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Just be patient!!...I have had chicks hatch on day 24 with no problems....
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yes, you just have to be patient with chicks. I once thought I had completely lost a hatch so stopped looking... well on day 24 or something.. one lone chick made it out. My temp in the center spiked to 114!!! The egg was in a back corner and I was 13 at the time so was very joyed with the chick. Give it till at least day 22 before candling to see if there is any movement.
     

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