Day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 19marvinn, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. It's day 20 of incubation and I'm currently dying of anticipation. I'm concerned though because I don't have any peeping, pipping, wiggling, or any signs of hatching except when I candled them, everything looked good. Does anyone have any ideas what's going on?

    Any help is very appreciated
    Thanks,
    Molly
     
  2. ChickenLayD

    ChickenLayD Out Of The Brooder

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    I know that feeling all too well! I would just check to see if the conditions in the incubator are right and find something to take your mind off of it. Mine pipped on day 22 and hatched on day 23. What kind of incubator do you have?
     
  3. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a Yosoo 10 Chicken Eggs Mini LED Digital Incubator Poultry Hatcher Fan Temperature. I've kept the humidity around 45% during days 1-17. Then day 18, I increased it to 70%. Its been at a constant temperature of 100f.
     
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  4. ChickenLayD

    ChickenLayD Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I've read from researching about my own hatch this past week, it's not something major to worry about. However if the temperature and humidity was consistent you will most likely see pips today [​IMG]. If not, another thing I can think of is if you are counting the day that you set them. I have also learned not to do that, especially if they are not set in the early morning. Hope that helps [​IMG].
     
  5. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I learned about the day counting thing halfway through my hatch and adjusted accordingly. I'm just so nervous. Thanks for the support! I feel like and expecting mother.
     
  6. ChickenLayD

    ChickenLayD Out Of The Brooder

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    I felt the same! I was losing sleep over it and then I'd wake up in the wee hours of the morning and start researching things... I hope things go well for you and the babies. Let me know what happens. [​IMG]
     
  7. hens4chri

    hens4chri Out Of The Brooder

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    Molly, It will be good to hear how your hatch goes. I'm about 4 days behind you and have 36 in my incubator.
    I've watched them daily and watered the incubator diligently. We have been more relaxed about the hatch then
    is recommended on this forum, but we hatched chicks with the kids in a tiny incubator run off a lightbulb
    and everything was fine, so our hope is that a more complex incubator with an automatic turner will certainly be as
    successful. We shall see.

    Keep posting as they begin to hatch. With today being 17, I awakened this morning hoping to hear pipping
    good to know that may not happen for another several days.
    Chri
     
  8. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly will keep you updated! :)
     
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  9. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning I had one hatch and the rest had pipped
     
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  10. Coop77

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    Congrats on the start of your hatch, hope all goes well. I'm also on day 20 as you were when you started this thread, and I'm not seeing any signs of movement either. Hoping to see a good hatch on day 21 as it seems you are.
     

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