Day 22 and Nothing...UPDATE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cherndon712, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Nothing is happening...No wiggling, peeping, nothing!!! I'm starting to worry.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2008
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Patience...Did you candle on day 18 and see movement?...Your temps may have been off alittle and your humidity...chicks can hatch from day 19 to day 25.....hang in there....
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Any babies yet? Wishing you a great hatch.
     
  4. feathersnfur

    feathersnfur Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I'm a newbie...saw your post. We have been having trouble hatching too...and it's NOT our incubator since we have successfully hatched twice for someone else. None of our eggs seem fertile. Last year we had a few but nothing much except from our light brahamas...and boy did we get plenty from them! Any suggestions? We are really at a loss here....[​IMG]
     
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    Day 22, and still nothing. I was wondering, though. It took me a while to get the humidity up to 70...Could that delay the hatch? Also, when I candle I don't see movement in ANY of my eggs, but I don't think my light is bright enough.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    By this time in incubation, you should see pushing into the air cell. Humidity is not as important as temp, but you should avoid opening the bator.
     
  7. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I haven't candled since day 18...How would I see pushing into the air cell now? I can't open the bator to candle, can i?
     
  8. cadman68

    cadman68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Opening the bator now is not a good thing to do, however i have done it to assist chicks that were having trouble and i'm sure others here have done the same thing. Just keep in mind if you decide to open the bator and candle you are taking a gamble and you will need to be able to get the humidity back up quickly and in the end you may lose some chicks by doing this. If it were me i would just wait it out a few more days, but eventually (after the 24th or 25th day) you will have to open it and figure out what went wrong if you don't get any to hatch. GOOD LUCK
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I would wait it out....your temps could have been low and that would cause them to delay pipping....
     
  10. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I've kept my temps between 99 and 102...Humidity 40-45 til day 19 (oops) then up to 70...It's at 66 now, but I'm afraid to open the bator.
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    And of COURSE I feel wretched because my 7 year old is totally upset and I'm baffled...Plus, no eggs will be hatching until Feb. 5th...And I have 2 bators full and I'm afraid now that NONE will hatch!!
     
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