Day 21...No hatches yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jazzchicken, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am worried now. I was away from my house over the weekend at a band festival, and I came home hoping for some little chicks, but sadly, there was none. [​IMG]

    I hope they hatch tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Any chicks yet?
     
  3. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. I am thinking that if they don't hatch by the end of tomorrow I might open them to see if they even developed. Tomorrow will be day 23
     
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  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Try candling.
    You will be able to tell if the chick has moved into the air cell as it will be shadowed.
    Low temps will delay hatching a day or so as well.
     
  5. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's the end of day 23. Should I candle right now?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yep, I'd say so. If there's a huge open space in the aircell end, then you have nothing alive in there-the chick is shrinkwrapped back away from the aircell; if there is a chick in there.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, candle them to see if there is any development. If you see movement, there is a chance, else, better luck next time. Do crack them open once you are sure they are dead because that will help trouble shoot. Good luck!

    Oh, the latest I had a hatch was on day 24.
     
  8. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I have heard of them hatching on day 24, I have just lost hope. I don't see what happened though. Besides the slight temperature falls and rises in the first 4 or so days, everrthing has been steady and correct. They must have been duds. I will post pics of the candling.
     
  9. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled. Three of the eggs have a big, dark mass in them, two of them actually look like there are feet in them!! [​IMG]

    2 of the others are just swirling yolk. [​IMG]
     
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  10. jazzchicken

    jazzchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and the two that had yolk swirling in them, they were seeping. A little blotch of yellow was caked up on the side of the egg, it was pretty small so I never really noticed it.
     

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