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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by runswithchicken, May 22, 2012.

  1. runswithchicken

    runswithchicken In the Brooder

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    So today is day 22 and I have nothing, no chirping, no movement, no pips. I'm going crazy [​IMG] 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.
     
  2. jess5254

    jess5254 Songster

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    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?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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  4. runswithchicken

    runswithchicken In the Brooder

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  5. we2hens

    we2hens In the Brooder

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    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. [​IMG] Patience
     
  6. Julie08

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    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.
     
  7. sumi

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    Congrats!
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    awww baby chick cuteness is such a good way to start the day, thank you for makeing my day Im feeling pretty icky today and that just made it so much better [​IMG]
     

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