day 20 no movement advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cencor, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Cencor

    Cencor Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello ladies an gents we have 10eggs in our incy all fertile its day 20nothing happening im slightly panicking. More because they are ayam cemani an cost me a bomb. Im hoping im just panicking an other than keeping humidity topped. With water once a day it hasnt been touched. Id appreciate anyones advice x
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    No reason to panic just yet. Incubation is usually 21 days. Not always. It can, at times, go a couple of days either way. Keep the lid closed, don't mess with the eggs. Try very hard to be patient.
     
  3. AmericanMom

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  4. Clearly

    Clearly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let me know how it goes. Who did you order them from? I plan to buy Ayam Cemani eggs for next springs hatch, so I'm interested in how your experience ends up. :)
     
  5. Cencor

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    I know im panicking but the reassurance means loads. An clearly we got them from a breeder in uk we bought 12 (he sent 15) only 8fertile bit they where posted an with free eggs packaged amazingly were happy
     
  6. Clearly

    Clearly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's fantastic! Shipped eggs are always scary. I have my own post up right now freaking out over how many candled clear today. I think that since you're still 24 hours out from "due day", no reason to worry yet.

    I think I might worry more if my eggs WERE hatching a day early!!!!! :D

    Do let us know over the next few days please!!!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would wait another day or 2, then maybe sneak one out and candle it and see what's in there.
     
  8. Cencor

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    Definatley ill do that sat if no progress hope its.not because.of dry hatching anyway gona try stop qorrying an fingers an toes crossed
     
  9. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if dry hatching is a good idea, dry incubation yes, but they need some humidity for hatching. My sister in Oklahoma tried dry hatching (adding no moisture at lockdown) and she lost half the batch.

    Hopefully your humidity is around 50-60% for lockdown
     
  10. Cencor

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    Apologues it was dry incubation an added water for lock down thats been topped up whenever the alarm has gone off.
     
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