Day 21....still nothing!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blueberrychickens, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    I have 17 Welsummer eggs in the bator, today is day 21. No pips, no rocking, no nothing.....the wait is gonna kill me I swear! I candled them on day 16, all 17 had something growing in them from what I could tell anyways, those welsummer eggs are dark & hard to candle. Somone better hatch, I drove almost 6 hrs round trip to pick up these eggs.....[​IMG]
  2. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
    I feel you! I have a hen that's been sitting for 21 days now, and I'm was so excited as some will be silkies, and none have started hatching! [​IMG]
  3. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2012
    I am sorry, I'm in the same situation. Day 21, no pips, no movement, no peeps, nothing. I've worn out a flashlight battery over the last couple days searching for any sign of chicks. This is my first hatch and the wait is horrid, I didn't realise how hard it would be to keep out of the incubator during lockdown! I have 11 bantam eggs but only see air cells in 4 of them so I am still hoping for a couple chicks and i've heard sometimes it doesn't happen on day 21. Keeping my fingers crossed for chicks for the both of us over the weekend [​IMG]
  4. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    Oh the first hatch was so nerve wracking, I cleared my calendar for the 2 days (day 21 & 22) & didn't leave the house for more than 10 mins! This is my 2nd time hatching, I was hoping to be done by tmrw as the chicks are supposed to go to the chicken swap to be sold on Sunday, (after I pick out the few I am keeping for me!) But if they aren't all hatched, IDK what I'm gonna do!!! Gotta love that self induced stress!!!
  5. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    Poor Blueberry! Nothing like a schedule or deadline to throw things off in matters of reproduction! I hope they all hatch for you and are just "late bloomers."
  6. Kori

    Kori Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2012
    Copperas Cove,Texas
    [​IMG]hugs to you to make u feel better!!!!!!!!and im sure it happens to everyone from time to time!!!!!!
  7. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    North Eastern Arizona
    Beat this, I am on day 23. I am going crazy, and losing hope. [​IMG]
  8. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    Still nothing this am......[​IMG]
    Good thing I'm not working today so I can spend time building the new coop for the babies that I hope will soon hatch!
  9. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    keep us posted, hope they hatch for you today!
  10. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lodi, New York
    I just hatched chicks in my classroom at school...I didn't have ANYTHING start to happen until day 22...when I got 1 chick. The next morning I came in (on day 23) and I had three more hatch. Yesterday, (day 24) I had two hatch. I've pretty much given up hope on the rest, but I have the second little one still in the bator, so I figured the eggs could have their final chance to hatch. I'll be doing an eggtopsy later...

    I usually have WAY better hatch rates, but I don't know what happened in the evenings and weekends with the temps at least at home I can control it!

    Hope that you have some pips and hatches today! [​IMG]

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