day 21 and i have nothing / now day23 and some success

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tobin123, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,this is my first hatch so I really do not .I have been using a lg but the temp has always been 99.5 Irotated 3 times a day stop on day 18, I dont have any way of testing humitidy but water is full and plugs are out.when should i give up?
     
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  2. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not yet. did you candle the eggs? it would be ok to take one out and that if you want to. but dont worry. some time it can take a few extra days.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    Let them go for a while yet, til day 25. I keep the temp in my LG around 100-101 (still air). If the temps run a little cooler, they can take longer to hatch. Hang in there!
     
  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did candle,should i bump the temp to 101 i am so hoping they hatch
     
  5. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I wouldn't touch the temperature at this point. They are tricky to adjust. One slip and you could bake them. I'd also put the plugs back in. I know the instructions say to take them out, but I always leave them in until the windows start fogging up or getting condensation on them. Once the chicks start to pip, the humidity will go up and that's when you might want to take one out or cover the hole halfway.
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
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    I've also found with my LG's that I can't get the humidity to where it needs to be without putting in either a damp sponge with a damp folded paper towel over it or just laying a damp washcloth in there. Depending on the humidity in your room, just filling the wells might not be good enough.
     
  7. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so should put the plugs in or just wait it out
     
  8. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would just let this batch go. if its already been 21 days it wont help now. just give them afew more days and wait for it. [​IMG]
     
  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I agree - wait it out but put the plugs back in. With nothing to measure the humidity, it's just a guess but I doubt it's as high as it needs to be.
     
  10. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it some time, just might be a late bloomer.
     

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