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Day 21 is coming to a close and .....Nothing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    I candled the eggs, the air cells are large but no ones in the cells. My humidity is fine, I had not temperature spikes this time. What am I doing wrong?

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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Maybe your temps were alittle off and you just didn't know it......don't give up hope yet....
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    just wait..... [​IMG]
     
  4. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am om day 23 and every one is poping out like popcorn. My temps where fine too and the 3 bantams hatched at day 19 so I was worried. Do not despair till day 25.
     
  5. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No pips at all???

    If I had nothing at the end of 21, assuming it is 21, then pop open the
    air cell of one egg and see what is happening. If your temps were a little
    low they may just be delayed.

    Best of luck.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It is not set in stone that chicks hatch out on day 21....As K&H says theirs are on day 23...Myself, I would not pop open an air cell on day 21...
     
  7. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. Don't open a single egg from a nonactive batch at the end of day 21?

    A small hole will allow viewing of the chick. If it's alive it should still hatch. If it's
    dead then this person does not have to agonize for another 3 days to find out they
    have a bad hatch.

    This is just my opinion and what I would do, and have done.
     
  8. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Well, last night was proof that every teenager who complains about trig and calc in highschool is right. Doesn't matter that you received A's in highschool, late last night I'm up counting days on my fingers! And guess what?!

    TODAY IS DAY 21 NOT YESTERDAY!

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    So now I get to worry all day again!!!!! [​IMG]

    Remind me again why I do this?! [​IMG]
     
  9. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you count the day you put them in the bator as day 1?
    You cant count that day.
     
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Just wanted to wish you luck [​IMG]
     

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