Day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Speedychicken27, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

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    I am freaking out today is day 21 and NO sign at all of hatching!! I need any advise (or a pep talk lol)
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Try not to worry, 21 days is just a guide.
    When you set your eggs did you count the day you set as day 1 or did you count day 1 after a full 24 hours of incubation? Have your temps been ok during incubation?
     
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  3. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

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    Temps are ok and yes I did
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    What date did you set the eggs? What has your temperature been? Is your incubator still air or forced air?
     
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  5. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

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    Still air 99-102 with one little temp spike of 110 bit it was small and I set them the 1
     
  6. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Don't get discouraged! I'm sure you will be seeing hatching eggs very soon! I have seen eggs hatch on day 22, 23
     
  7. ByrdFeathers

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    read today that people see hatching even at day 24. Keep us updated I just put my 1st ones on this week also
     
  8. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    If you set them the 1st you're actually on day 22 :( Did you candle after the temp spike to verify that they were still alive?

    Since at times your temps were on the low end, they might just be late due to that.
     
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  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    By Day 22 you should be getting signs of life (chirping, tapping shell, etc.). I wouldn't give up hope yet-- they might just be taking a bit longer to get going. You should candle them to see if there is movement inside the eggs.
     
  10. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

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    Nothing on day 21 but I have eggs that should hatch today so maybe today is the day!
     

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