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Day 20 BR Hatching Eggs-No Sound or Signs of Life?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mtnviewfarms, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. This isn't normal is it? What should we be observing and hearing by
    day 20? Thanks

  2. jsnnlaynes

    jsnnlaynes In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2010
    Same here. I don't go by their sound. I always wait for the first star shaped crack on the egg itself. Then u might here them. Be patient you gotta be. Good luck and did I tell ya be PATIENT. Jeff
  3. rednana9

    rednana9 Chirping

    Oct 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    Yep dont give up! I had one hatch on day 20 and then no more til day 22 and we had 6 hatch. Still waiting for the rest so dont despair they will hatch![​IMG]
  4. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Songster

    Feb 21, 2012
    Wait till day 25. If they do not hatch by then, then candle them and see if you see movement. If not, they are probably dead. I would think they would be making a lot of noise, but I could be wrong.
  5. Fly Be Free

    Fly Be Free Songster

    Jan 18, 2012
    South Carolina
    I'm in lock down as of today. I've had my humidity spike twice. :( I'm worried now. *sigh* so nerve racking. I hope you have pips and peeps soon. Oh, this is my first hatch out too.
  6. jsnnlaynes

    jsnnlaynes In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2010
    I have always wanted the humidity as high as possible. The thing i learned was opening the incubator tooo much. On this hatch, that should start in the morning they are gonna be in there a long time. One big happy family.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I never allow them to go to Day 25. That is pretty abnormal. Remember, they continue to grow in the egg so rarely do those make it out. I don't like late hatchers and usually, there is a reason they shouldn't hatch if they aren't out by the end of Day 22.

    My hatchery Rocks mostly pip on Day 20 and are out by Day 21 midday. My breeder Rocks seemed to take a good bit longer, pipping late on Day 21 and continuing to hatch through Day 22. Remember, 21 days is an estimate.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012

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