Day 22 and nothing, are they dead?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by seannmiss6, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. seannmiss6

    seannmiss6 New Egg

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    Okay this is our first attempt at incubating. We are on day 22 with a forced air incubator. The temp is set at 99 degrees. When candles we found 7 to have veins/signs of a chick. Now there is nothing today, no movement, sound, nothing. So I tapped on the eggs and listened but didn't hear anything. Should I candle them? Is there a way to check if they are alive or do I give up? Help please. I know this has been listed before but everyone else seems to have hatches theirs. Please help this new chick mama out...I need them to hatch! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hathced out 6 chicks from a batch of two dozen. Which sounds disappointing but the power in my house went off twice during incubation. So I was lucky to get any. They starting pipping day 24 and out by 25, im not completely sure if that was to do with the temperature being out a few times or the humidity being out of whack. But with any hatch, I always leave eggs in the incuabtor to at least day 25 for any late hatchers and make sure the humidity is high. Just dont open the lid of the incubator and add some more humidity. Good luck.
     
  3. seannmiss6

    seannmiss6 New Egg

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    Thank you. I heard that too much humidity can drown the chicks though.
     
  4. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive never drowned chicks in lockdown by adding humidity. Obviously you wont be adding excessive water like putting the eggs in water etc. Just a container inside the incubator. I like to put a container of warm water with a cloth inside so the water lasts longer and seems to hold the humidity in.
     

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