Day 21 and nothing?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1mommahen, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Ok, now what! Day 21 no rockin'and rollin', no peepin' Saw movement when I took them out of the turner on day 18. Got temp at bottom of 'bator at 99 and humidity at 69%. Any suggestions? It's 9 BLRW's and 1 wheaten maran.:eek:
     
  2. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First thoughts...

    Temp should be 99.5 at the top of the eggs.

    21 is an estimated time, it will vary depending on the temp during incubation. I've heard stories of hatches at 28 / 29 days.

    Hang in there, and don't give up hope.
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I'm using an LG still air so I think my temp is ok,no?
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No, for a little giant still air temp should be around 101-102 at egg height. I'd say they will be late or not hatch at all due to too low of temps. Sorry.

    Jody
     
  5. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    You need to check your temps at the top of the eggs especially with a still air. When I used my sa the temps could be 5 degrees different and during hatching with a still air you want it at about 100 -100.5.
     
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Good Luck!
     
  7. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Temp is the one of the most important factors in hatching eggs and should not be taken for granted. Just being of a few degrees off and it can spell the difference between a good hatch and a scrambled eggs.
     
  8. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    ok so I just went to stare into the 'bator again and saw 2 eggs move! I'm still in the game! Temp 100.9 hum 69%[​IMG]
     
  9. ascott1978

    ascott1978 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good, all you need know is patience. I hear its in short supply these days. [​IMG]
     
  10. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I didn't have a lot to start out with so I'm very low now. Hopefully the excitement will pull me and my eggs through! Thanks for the input, I'll keep you posted.[​IMG]
     

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