day 21 and nothing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    Today was/is day 21, nothing going on in incubator. We have it set in the egg carton, can't hear anything and don't see anything. We haven't opened or messed with, have just tried to forget it. [​IMG]
    65-70 humidity 99-100 temp.
    When should we open the incubator to check on it?
    I know if it hasn't made it, it will be a "bigger" chick since it was ok before we put it in.
    Should we wait 1-2 more days?
    Thank you for any and all suggestions!
    Angela
     
  2. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    I've heard of people waiting til the 25th day and then SURPRISE! THERE ARE CHICKS! I would give it more time. Maybe they are waiting for easter to be born.
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks were born on Day 22 and Day 23.[​IMG]

    I would definately give it more time and don't lose hope!

    Day 21 drove me crazy. I thought all was lost and I was so sad. But the next day was amazing so hang in there. [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is the part where you just might think you are loosing your sanity! LOL

    Wait and see seems so trite when you say it but seriously that is all you can do.
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Today is day 21 for me and I already have 8 chicks and another will be here in just a minute.I have 10 more eggs and only 2 are piped so I'm beginning to get a little worried.
     
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I had to wait until day 22 before I had piping. And today is day 25 with my last one coming out. My first time to do this, I think it's the longest 21 to 25 days of your life. Good luck with them. Ginger [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. tbckaren

    tbckaren Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I have found some comfort in reading the responses to your post. I am on day 22 for most of the eggs in the bator and day 20 on the eggs under my broody hen. We are expecting Silkies and Jersey Giants. We have one adorable Jersey Giant Chick who hatched out Thursday, but so far nobody else is hatching. We have Buff Orpington's and Barred Rocks already and it is one of my buff hens who is sitting on silkie eggs in my newly constructed (Thanks hubby) chicken brooder building/storage facility.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can candle the eggs to see if the chicks have internally pipped the air cell.
     
  9. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will it hurt to open bator? and what should we see?
    Thanks!!!!!
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If the chicks have pipped the air cell you'll see nothing. The chick will fill up the egg. No air cell will be visible at the top of your eggs.
     

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