day 21 no chicks!! help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by baileysbackyardbarn, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. baileysbackyardbarn

    baileysbackyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    This is my first time hatching eggs, its day 21 and none of my 7eggs have hatched yet! 2 of the 7eggs have been in incubator for 23days and still no peeping. I am so worried i did something wrong! at day 18before placing them on "lock down" they were all moving. Now no peeping none hatched and i find myself sitting staring at the eggs hoping to see them moving but i dont! i also read that you can hear them peeping? i havent heard them peep im just really worried!!! temp has been perfect 99.5 the whole time and humidity has been at 70 since day 18 please let me know if im doing something wrong or if for some strange reason they could of all died =[ they are fresh eggs from healthy chickens

    BaileysBackYardBarn mother of 1 silkie 1 barred rock 1 araucana and 3 Egyptian fayoumi​
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Sometimes they don't hatch on the right day. I just ran a hatch, it started 2 days ago, wasn't supposed to, those two chicks were 2 days early. I now have seven out and 3 more pipped. The last hatch I did several months ago, started hatching on day 22. sometimes there are temp fluctuations, etc. that will put the hatch off and can go either way, early or late. I'd give them some time, and sit on your hands!! [​IMG]
  3. baileysbackyardbarn

    baileysbackyardbarn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    haha thanks for the fast reply im siting here with the computer next to the eggs waiting [​IMG]: i just hope i didnt kill any its so hard to sit and not be worried but i will hold out till at least 24 days if needed [​IMG]
  4. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    mine were due on sunday, first one hatched monday afternoon. and i still have 3 i'm waiting on [​IMG] i know how you feel! try going away from them for a couple hours, that's when my first one hatched lol!
  5. cliffsdad

    cliffsdad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2011
    Yeah, it's crazy how much worry goes in to being a parent [​IMG] Mine are due to start hatching tomorrow but have been hatching since Monday! I'm pretty sure my incubator was too big and the eggs weren't always the same temp. Poor circulation. I guess it's not that big a deal besides the fact that I'll have chicks that are a week apart in age from the same hatch! [​IMG] Good luck, I'm sure they'll be fine!
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    Giving your post a bump, because I'M on Day 21 with no pips or peeps. [​IMG]
  7. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    Just started day 21 at 7:00am myself. Nothing yet here... This is killing me [​IMG]
  8. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I'm on day 19 & I'm already back & forth checking. Guess , we all start to panic. Its like being at the hospital pacing back & forth smoking one cigarette after another waiting for your first son or daughter to be born.
  9. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    any progress reports?
  10. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Day 25 is not unusual for me. I have a still air and it seems to take a little longer.....
    Don't give up..............

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