day 21. No sound, no wiggling, no pipping.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Betsysbabyservices, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Betsysbabyservices

    Betsysbabyservices Out Of The Brooder

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    today is the day of the science fair and we have decided it is too risky to bring the hovabator with eggs to school. way too much could go wrong.
    if anyone else has any different perspective on transporting an incubator on hatching day, I'd love to hear it. but so much could go wrong.

    Should we be worried that the eggs are just sitting there?
    how much peeping would we be hearing?

    did we kill them??? dammit, this is nervewracking! [​IMG]

    should I hang out in the warm room with them?
     
  2. minpinmama

    minpinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best wishes with yours, we are at day 22 and alos no pipping, chirping or wiggling.
     
  3. Betsysbabyservices

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    wahhhhh.... does that mean they are dead, or slow starters, do you know? good luck!!
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    WEll for what it's worth, when Irene hit here last fall, DH had to take my eggs on a little car ride to his work where the electricity would keep the incubator warm. It was at lock down. A few hatched, some eggs due later didnot survive.
     
  5. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try shining a bright flashlight into the incubator onto one of the eggs. It sometimes takes a while but it should start peeping at the light. (If it doesn't peep that doesn't mean it's dead. It worked on my first hatch, but not my second.)

    If you are really worried you can candle one. As long as the room is warm enough and you do it quickly, it won't make a difference.
     
  6. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait for a few more days. On my first hatch, I had four eggs in the incubator. Only one hatched, and it hatched on day 30 (these were duck eggs). So wait a little longer. if they aren't hatched by day 24 or 25, then they are probably dead. Good luck :D
     
  7. Betsysbabyservices

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    WE HAVE PEEPING!! [​IMG]
     
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  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOOHOO!!! [​IMG] I'm so excited for you! I know you must be so relieved!

    Keep me posted. I expect picture updates regularly. =P
    They should be pipping any time now. Keep you eyes peeled. Those pips can be illusive.
    Is this your first hatch?
     
  9. Betsysbabyservices

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    first incubator hatch. no pipping, just peeping. I'm gonna run upstairs right now and check, the girls have been checking obsessively. it's only sporadic, quiet little peeps...
     
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't be long if your hatch goes anything like my 2 have. I love when they start peeping. :) You could have pips at any point. They usually start pipping fairly immediately after they start peeing. Are they rocking at all yet? I could never see mine rock, only hear it every now and then. They are sneaky. ;)
     

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