Day 21 candleing question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pinenot, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is day 21 and 2 days ago I saw a couple of my eggs wiggle. They quit wiggling so I candled them today. I didn't see any movement. Does that mean they are dead or could they still be alive and just not moveing around much?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    At day 21, the egg will be FULL of chick, so you may not see movement. Try not to open the lid, this will make the hatch even later. Good luck with your hatch!! Keep us posted!
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These 3 eggs are Silkie eggs.

    My last batch I only hatched 2 out of 6. I had 4 that were fully developed and dead in the egg at day 24. I hatched polish with these and they hatched fine, so I don't know if it is the breed, breeder, or shipping. I an just really worried that they will die like the last batch of Silkies.
     
  4. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't be able to stand the anticipation. I'd poke a little hole in it and see if there were any noises or movement then. But that's just me.
    Kristi
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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  6. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No wiggles...no pip....no peeps

    I can't stand this! Today at 4pm will be day 22
     
  7. Silkie_boi

    Silkie_boi Out Of The Brooder

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    im totally new to this but from what ive read on the forum in the past, then i would maybe pip the shell myself to see if there is any activity.

    Thats only if (as u said) there was no movement or anything but thats only my opinion.
     

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