Day 21 and not a pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grizz78, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. grizz78

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    When do I start getting nervous? I candled them the day I quit turning them and the few I checked had a dark blob in them with very little air cell. This was my first time and I used a LG 9200 and turned 3 times a day by hand. The temp was 102 most of the time with very little fluctuation. Humidity was in the 50's.
     
  2. ChickBond 007

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    Grizz, I'd give it a couple days. Your humidity sounds a bit high on day 1-18 to me. I didn't have a successful hatch this week either, so when you figure it all out, teach me... [​IMG]
     
  3. ChelC

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    I don't know. My first hatch is a little late. Today is day 22, and I do have two holes this morning, but no sound or movement, so I'm getting nervous. I'm not sure how long it usually takes from when they start to when I should worry?
     
  4. grizz78

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    I am glad I am not the only one hoping things are right. So many helpful folks on here seem to make it sound very easy. I know when you have to turn them by hand it is time consuming. Plus those last couple days seem like they take forever.
     
  5. ChelC

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    I know! I have to go to a meeting in an hour and I'm so irritated. Last night I skipped a birthday party "just in case." [​IMG]
     
  6. grizz78

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    I may have to go home and check at lunch today.
     
  7. ChelC

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    Back from my meeting and nothing new, except I have heard one peeping.
     
  8. grizz78

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    Day 23 and still nothing. How long do I leave them go before starting over?
     
  9. TheBuff

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    102 temp that's to high. 99.5 perfect 1 degree either way is accecptable. 1degree lower will cause later hatch. 1 degree higher will cause earlier hatch. humdidity should be high the last 3 days around 80%.
     
  10. grizz78

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    Here are the pics!!!! They finally hatched on day 23. So give them time.


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