Day 22 and Nothing - Any Hope They'll Ever Hatch?

runswithchicken

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 11, 2012
35
1
34
Sussex County Delaware
So today is day 22 and I have nothing, no chirping, no movement, no pips. I'm going crazy
This is my second attempt at hatching, and since I lost all of my first batch before they got to this point I was so excited when I candled on day 18 and it looked like this batch were all still alive...

How likely is it that any will still hatch? I only have 4 eggs. The temp has been stable at 99 for the most part.
 

jess5254

Songster
9 Years
Jul 7, 2010
152
4
101
Maine
How is your hunidity level? Did you lock down after candling on day 18? Is there any wiggling at all? If it was me and only my opinion I would candle to see if they have internally pipped if they have I would help by putting a hole in the big end to see if that would get them started. What kind of eggs are they?
 

runswithchicken

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 11, 2012
35
1
34
Sussex County Delaware
I've been pacing around checking on the incubator constantly... All of a sudden I heard chirping and there was a chick already out of the shell! I can't believe I missed the first chick hatch in just a few minutes, but at least I have one!
 

we2hens

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 15, 2012
12
1
22
Is it a still-air or forced-air incubator? The still air incubators can take a few days longer than the forced air. I have a still-air incubator. My first chick from the last batch I hatched pipped at 2 days after and finally hatched out a day after that. The other chick finally hatched out a week late! He's ok. Just a little bit of splayed leg that I'm treating. Other than that he's fine. Another of mine from a different batch hatched a few days late also.

Don't worry yet. Give them a few more days.
Patience
 

Julie08

Songster
11 Years
May 19, 2008
1,375
8
163
Ontario, Canada
OMG is he ever cute! Congrats. I check the bator every ten seconds and nothing, my son sanders passed every few hours and everytime hes like "Mom, one is hatching!' He has some good hatching vibes I guess.
 

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