Day 22 and not a lot of action

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eminator, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Pomona, CA
    So the eggs are on the end of day 22, and not even a pip. So, as suggested in other posts, I cracked one and it appeared to have died a couple of days ago. So I cracked another (carefully), and under the membrane there was movement.

    So...should I leave the others or crack them too? I took the one that had movement and covered the hole with a piece of wet paper towel. Should I pierce the membrane?

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If there was movement it's alive.
    If it doesn't get air, it may die.
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I would let them alone for a couple more days.. I've had them start hatching as late as day 25. Put the one back with a wet paper towel over it, make sure your humidity is up and
    wait! [​IMG]


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