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Day 20 and nothing

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Bantu, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 20 and I don't see or hear anything. Day 20 started at 2 pm this afternoon. I haven't opened the incubator since putting them in lockdown. Humidity was 83% but I suction some out and now it's back up to 82%... Now what do I open it to bring down the humidity ? REALLY upsetting I can get chicks to lockdown and nothing (4 try). Husband said this is the last time. Incubator and fertile eggs cost too much. Please help me.
     
  2. melaniekemp

    melaniekemp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy. What did you see in the eggs right before lockdown? Veins? Anything? It's completely normal to see or hear nothing at lockdown until hatch. They are resting up getting ready for the hard work of hatching into the world!
    You say your are day 20. Are these onsite eggs or shipped?
    It really does make a difference
    Keep cool Mami. You can do this!
     
  3. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs I have are from my beloved Mr Big. He was killed 3 days after I put them in the incubator. He was a doll. I know they are mixed breed but I really wanted chicks from him. I would have collected more from the hens but the weather has been freezing, the eggs were cold. My DH will not agree to buying hatching eggs because of chance of no hatch ( throwing money away ).
    It's really frustrating when you read about incubators made of coolers , fish tanks and heating pads getting some to hatch. I pay $300 for a quality incubator and I get 36 to lockdown than they die. DH says if at least 1 hatches I can keep the incubator. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you see when you candled day 7? Day 14?

    The incubator is paid for and you didn't pay for eggs, understand why this batch is so important to you. Keep us posted but don't give up, give them at least a couple days more.
     
  5. melaniekemp

    melaniekemp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Bantu any news?
     
  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2x
     
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  7. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, are you putting them with the large end pointing up? I made the huge mistake of doing them pointy end up with my quail eggs. Zero hatched out of over 100... did a batch of 10 with them pointing the right way and 3 have hatched so far with manual turning and a warming light. No actual incubator at all.
     
  8. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A baby arrived about 10 minutes ago. Has daddy feathers on the legs. Can not see much else 2 more eggs have pipped can't tell about the forth.
     
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  9. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!!!
     
  10. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not what I expected color wise. Thought it would be all black.it's Grey, white and yellow. Has feathered legs.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017

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