Day 20 lockdown. No external pips.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennifer Cappi Williams, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. I am getting depressed now. I had ordered eggs online and before they came I gathered up a couple of barred rock eggs. I got fidgety about waiting for the silkie eggs to arrive and put the barred rock eggs in the incubator 3 days ahead of the silkie eggs. The 2 barred rock chicks hatched and are now happily eating in their own enclosure. The humidity is now at 75% (I have found WILDLY different humidity suggestions for lockdown...still not sure what is the correct percentage for humidity) Its now the night of day 20 of lockdown and I see no external pips. The two barred rocks hatched right after the Georgia/Bama game. I am starting to worry.... No pips at the night of day 20. :(
     
  2. My barred rocks are cute as a button though. One has a much more yellow belly than the other one and they like having their bellies rubbed.
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  3. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    You are getting anxious for nothing. a 21 day hatch is a GUIDELINE... not set in stone. I've had eggs hatch out at 19 days... some as late as the 25th day. Keep a watchful eye but be patient! :hugs
     
  4. I was off work today but tomorrow I will be at work and pretty sure I will be going nuts wondering what is going on. I have not heard any cheeps, do they always cheep or just sometimes?
     
  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Free Ranging

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    The last time I hatched eggs one of the eggs started pipping at day 20 and all of the rest were pipping day 21 and hatching day 22. I am sure a some will start pipping tommorow. If not it is perfectly normal, people have told me their eggs didn't start till day 24. Please keep us updated and tell us. 75% of humidity should be fine, mine was 74 and everything turned out fine.
     
  6. Its like watch a pot try to boil I guess. I keep jumping up and running to shine the light into the window of the hova bator. Think I should take some sleepin pills or I may not stop doing this all night.
     
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  7. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Take a pill or I'mma put you to sleep!!!

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  8. Sagey_7878

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  9. Nothing this morning... :( humidity was down to 60 % so I added a shotglass and a half of real hot water to trays and some on the paper towel in the corner.
     
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  10. Sagey_7878

    Sagey_7878 Songster

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    Don’t worry! I’m sure you’ll get some more chicks! Many chicks are just late hatchers and are a few days late. You may get some chicks pipping today or tonight! Good luck!
     

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