Day 21 - No chicks hatching out or peeping or chirping or moving! Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nelaka, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Nelaka

    Nelaka Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2010
    Thanks for the replies.

    Yes, I have shone a bright light and I see no movement.

    As of half and hour ago, it is now Day 22.

    What should I do?

    Anyone have anymore theories like the one pgpoultry had on how to test the egg to see if it is still alive?
  2. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    i heard not to put in water or spray water cause the bacteria could harm them.?? not sure now

    when you say shine a light in, my diy incubator is lit up like a christmas tree already lolol the bulbs are 12" above the eggs
    is this going to harm my chicks when they hatch?

    or do you say that cause you are using a forced air where the lights are in a seperate compartment

    i can add a false ceiling i think that will block light to the eggs a little if that is better.

    I have a small basket for the chicks to hatch into its around 3" high they wont be able to get over the edge will they lol else they risk drowning in my water reservoir lol to increase humidity i have to flood the base of my coolbox and add cloths etc
  3. Nelaka

    Nelaka Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2010
    I sure hope that they hatch for you and am not sure if light shining through eggs is going to harm them or not but it hasn't so far harmed any of my eggs.
    I usually shine a bright light to candle them.
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    Since eggs are porous, wouldn't putting them in water drown the chicks?
  5. Nelaka

    Nelaka Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2010
    oh no....[​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Better luck next time...

    I've had lots of chicks hatch on day 22 and some on day 23.

    If none have pipped by day 23 you can start over.
  7. -Mr.HenryRooster

    -Mr.HenryRooster Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2010
    I am on day 21 and no movement and not a sound . It is awful.....Just hang in there
  8. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Even with temps holding I've had 2 = 25 day hatches during this summer. Also a 23 day hatch. Last 3 were 20 days and then 2 21days. Chicks come when they want.
    Oh and my best hatch was one where I had to leave overnight. I was panicked. 100%......go figure
  9. lorrir

    lorrir Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2009
    Upstate SC
    My last hatch I counted wrong and went into lockdown on day 21 and not day 18 they were in the egg turner until a couple of hours before they hatched. The next morning 32 out of 36 hatched. It was awful crowded in the bator that morning. I didn't even have the brooder box ready. Chicks can take a little bit more abuse than we think then can.

    Wheather you watch and worry or leave them alone and let them do ther thing they are going to hatch or not going to hatch. Worrying won't change anything.

    Just breathe and relax.
    Silkies4Life1216 likes this.
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    Quote:v. B.
    100 degree water if the egg sink -dead hi float no good and low float still good. I think that the way.

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