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

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
993
2
161
Uxbridge MA
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?

 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
76
301
WV
Maybe your temps were alittle off and you just didn't know it......don't give up hope yet....
 

K&H Chicken Farm

Songster
11 Years
Feb 17, 2008
402
0
139
Redding CA
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.
 

chickenshadow

Songster
11 Years
Mar 28, 2008
176
1
121
Iowa
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.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
76
301
WV
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...
 

chickenshadow

Songster
11 Years
Mar 28, 2008
176
1
121
Iowa
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.
 

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
993
2
161
Uxbridge MA
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!



So now I get to worry all day again!!!!!


Remind me again why I do this?!
 

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