day 21 and still no chicks??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bald k9, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Songster

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    I tried to incubate on set of eggs, and i got nothing, however the temps and humidity were spot on, 3 turns aday etc,,this batch of eggs ,i actually candled every 3 or 4 days and saw development and proper progress of the embryo, spot on tempshumidity etc, today is day 21 and nothing yet, i have not opened the bator ,the humidity and temps have been steady, should i wait or just throw them out?
     

  2. Definitely don't throw them out!! You saw them growing so hopefully all is well. I have heard of chicks hatching on day 25. Very common to go 22 days, especially if the temp is a degree low or so. Thermometers can be off too.... Hope you hear some cheeps soon! [​IMG]
     
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Had chicks hatch on day 25 & 26!!
     
  4. bald k9

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    ok ,i will wait but should i wait 25 days??? ,with 3 days lockdown and 4 days late wont they stick from not being turned for almost a week?
     
  5. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Songster

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    Not at this late stage, they are fully developed now, its only as they are growing there is a danger of sticking. [​IMG]
     
  6. nivtup

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    Wait for them.

    If the eggs were fertile you shoulod get chicks.

    It is possible the thermometer is a tad off, so the hatch will be delayed.

    Some breeds seem to take a bit longer as well, Marans always seem a day or two late around here.


    Good luck.
     
  7. bald k9

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    Quote:I have 3 thermostats on this batch and they are at 3 levels top bottom middle, and It is also a Brower 846 incubator if that helps I will just wait it out and see
     

  8. Quote:I have 3 thermostats on this batch and they are at 3 levels top bottom middle, and It is also a Brower 846 incubator if that helps I will just wait it out and see

    Sounds like you've done your part well! [​IMG]
     
  9. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    Quote:Could it be that you are handling them too much?
     
  10. brahmakid11

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    do not throw them away i have heard that some chicks hatched on day 28!
     

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