Day 20- no pips?

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  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    I am on day 20 with a single egg in my homemade bator. It's not moving as much any more(I am not sure, since I know i shouldn't candle it when it's getting ready to hatch!) but it was moving the last time I candled it(on about day 16-17) Temp. is 100-101 degrees F. and hum. is about 65%, which is really good.
    The egg hasn't piped yet. I thought that maybe last night it would, but it was the same when i woke up. It is expected to be late, since i have had to move the bator+egg due to travel plans(this was done during the first days when it was in the bator and around day 17) Temp. stayed up so I don't think that any harm was done.
    When do you think it will pip? [​IMG] I'm really worried! I will probably wait til day 27-28 and if nothing happens, I will make a small hole in the air bubble part of the egg to see if and why it died.
    any advise?
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Temp. has had some changes, but now it's steady. [​IMG]
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If it's a chicken egg, they're suppose to take 21 days.
    Have patience (it's a virtue).
     
  4. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it a couple of days my dh was going to throw out three eggs that our broody was sitting on and she'd been sitting on for about 23 days and I told him to wait and we hatch out a pip or two. So sorry but wait a little longer,
     
  5. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 20 as well and no pips yet. Alot of moving with some of the eggs and can hear chirping, so I don't think it will be long.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:yours are moving already! [​IMG] wow!

    what type of eggs do you have? I have a red star/rhode island red mix. Good luck with your eggs, too! [​IMG]
     
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    temp. is currently steady and at 100 degrees F. and hum. is steady and staying at 65%. that sounds right... [​IMG]
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does your home made incubator have fan to circulate the air within it? If not, your temps are low and the egg will likely hatch late. If it does have a fan, then you should be fine and just need to wait it out until the chicky decides to make an appearance. Good luck.

    Jody
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:No, I don't have a fan. [​IMG] And yes, I was expecting it to hatch late, but I was wondering how late....? AND ALSO, my temps. aren't really that low. They are NOW (weren't at first) steady at 100-101 degrees F. and hum. is a steady 65-70%. Still no pips. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    arrgghh! I want it to hatch now!!! [​IMG] LOL [​IMG]
     

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