Day 21....still nothing!!

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

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    [​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

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    Beat this, I am on day 23. I am going crazy, and losing hope. [​IMG]
     
  8. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    keep us posted, hope they hatch for you today!
     
  10. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 school...at least at home I can control it!

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

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