Day 20 no Piping or peeping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dorkings, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. dorkings

    dorkings Out Of The Brooder

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    I set 31 eggs in a new Genesis Hova 1588 per directions. It is now day 20 and I am not seeing any piping or hearing any peeping should I be worried? We candled on day 7 and all looked great. How many days do I go afer day 21 before I call it a bust?
    Thanks Much,
    lmr
     
  2. 4hchickmama

    4hchickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people candle again right before lockdown, but that is okay. I wouldn't worry too much yet. On my last batch, no one hatched until day 21 exactly. No pipping before that either. I would give it a few days. There are so many variables. If your temps were slightly too low, that can extend your hatch length too. I'd definitely try and candle before you toss anything for sure.
     
  3. dorkings

    dorkings Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your reply, that makes me feel better. When I do it again in the spring I will candle before lockdown.
     

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