Day 22 and eggs haven't hatched

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Zgm12, May 13, 2016.

  1. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 22 and my eggs still have not hatched. One of them was moving a lot and even rolled across the incubator. However since it rolled, there has been no movement. None of the eggs have external pips and I only saw a one, maybe two move. They were all alive when I put them into lockdown, so this is concerning me. These are shipped eggs if that means something. Please help!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Most eggs hatch around Day 20-22, some later, some earlier. Try supporting them with a bottle cap or something so they don't roll. Check the ones that moved to make sure they haven't pipped on the side facing down and if they have turn it up.
     
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  3. Egghead_Jr

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    Sounds like the are about to hatch. If your hatching day 22 into day 23 then your incubating a tad low in temperature. Up the temp 0.5-1 degree F higher next go round.
     
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  4. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't want to open the incubator. Should I? I'm pretty sure there are no pips on the bottom of the eggs. Also, none have moved since the one rolled across the incubator. Is it worth opening the incubator and putting caps in? Thanks for your response.
     
  5. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes my temperatures were a little low for majority of the incubation. I put an outside thermometer in during the last week and saw that the temperature was low. Should it be alarming that there is no longer any movement and none have pipped? I feel like even if they were late hatchers, they should be starting by now.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

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    Moving around on day 22 is not alarming at all. It does indicate your temp was a tad low and should be corrected next hatch. Pipping day 20 and hatching day 21 with a straggler or two day 22 is normal. Deviance from this is an indication of wrong temperature. Your best hatch rates will be with correct temperature which in turn is day 21 hatching unless they are bantam or pullet sized eggs which normally hatch day 19 into 20.

    If I know there is a pip and it was rolled over by chick I correct it. Otherwise leave it alone as you don't know which end was up to begin with without a pip showing you.

    If the humidity is up where it should be there is no problem cracking open the lid enough to get hand in there to do something quick. Even if there is a pip.
     
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  7. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just worried because none have hatched and there are no pips, and the movement has now stopped. I don't really know how the egg was set before it moved so I guess I'll just leave it. Thanks for your advice regarding the temperature. I'll definitely remember that for next hatch.
     
  8. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There still is no movement and none have pipped. Should I do anything to check if they're still alive?
     
  9. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I may candle considering nothing is happening.
     
  10. Zgm12

    Zgm12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somebody please help!! Should I candle...nothing has happened and I fear I'm losing time. None externally pipped so they have no access to oxygen.
     

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