day 21, still no sign of life

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrforkie, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. mrforkie

    mrforkie In the Brooder

    Jan 12, 2013
    Harpers Ferry, WV
    its day 21 i see no wiggling hear no peeps and i imagine i've somehow doomed my eggs one way or another, my question is how long should i wait before i completly just give up on them? i know i should candle them but all i can see when i candle them is the air sack. what a great first hatch :(

  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Songster

    Jun 26, 2010
    Western Washington
    If its day 21 I would wait for tomorrow to candle. My little stinkers didn't let out one peep until an hour before one pipped. I think some chicks just like to make us nervous.

    Hang in there!!!
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I have hatched out many chickens and towards the end the chick just gets real quiet. If you do candle it on the 22 day and the egg is real shrunk down it might be dead though. the do shrink down on 19 but then by day 20 you should see movement.
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Here is a link with some far more detailed information that will help you understand the proccess and IF you need to do anything... Good Luck![​IMG]

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