Day 21, no pips

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ryanhodapp, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    I have eggs under a broody banty. I candled at about day 12 and it was so exciting to see baby chicks inside.
    I set them Thursday, March 3 at 8 pm. Shouldnt I see or hear something by now?
    Dad is a Cochin, mom's are silkie, maran, and EE

    What does anyone think?
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Somtimes it takes more time. Be patient [​IMG] They can hatch up to six days late,

    and to be honast, most of mine don't even hatch on day 21. normally day 22, or 23

    for me. Low temperatures during incubation will slow down the development, making

    the chicks hatch late, so if you had lower temps, this may be the cause. However, theres

    no reason to worry at day 21.


  3. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Regina, SK
    When I've hatched chickens, they have hatched exactly on day 21. In fact, the only ones that didn't hatch on that day, generally hatched very early on day 22 or late on day 20, and were anomalies (slightly stronger or weaker chicks, most likely, but still healthy). Then again my temperatures were spot on. From my calculations, it's actually now (on the 26th) day 23 for you, not day 21... You should try candling the eggs again if you can. Is it cold outside? Has your broody sat tight?
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    It's day 23. Time to candle and listen. May need to try again.

    And get that broody some nutritious food.

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