day 22 and nothing :( *UPDATE*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by koakritters, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    normally my chicks all hatch a day early, now i'm on day 22 and not even a pip! I took them out to candle, no movement, nothing. one looks like maybe it died several days go the other 2 look fully formed but nothing is happening... my stupid incubator has been screwy the last week, i wonder if it killed them all? thinking of going down to TSC and getting a new one since they are on sale, anyone have one of those? does it work? my incubator now is at lest 10 yrs old, and until this year has been doing great... :(


    ** So i picked up the egg today and it felt considerably cooler than before, candled it, no movement. I carefully opened it up and it was a fully formed dead chicky. [​IMG] I'm sad now none of the eggs hatched.

    I have 3 thermometers of different kinds in there, all said the same temp, humidity kept being weird but i kept an eye on it and it never got back down under 40 before i added more water... I don't know it it was the eggs, or me, or the incubator that went wrong. I'm worried now because i have shipped eggs arriving in the next couple days and think i may go down to TSC and get a new incubator, but IDK if i want to first time try it out with those eggs??? Or do i try again with this one?
     
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  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I'm sorry! You should help them out tommarrow sometime at the big end to see if they are alive! I hope they are. I have never bought an incubator anywhere, I just make my own!!!!!!!!!! Keep me updated!!!!
     
  3. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i candled them again tonight before deciding i i should open them or not, and one moved!!! IDK how long to leave them and wait... what if it is stuck?
     
  4. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would do the float test before breaking any open.
     
  5. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummmm, I would wait at least a few more days, like maybe until day 26 maybe? Then do the float test then frame them open.
     
  6. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i floated all 3, the only one that moved was the one i saw moving when i candled before... idk if it was my eggs or the incubtor and i have shipped eggs that are arriving on monday... [​IMG]
     
  7. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    day 23 still nothing, but i candled the one egg again and it's still moving!!! stubborn little thing isnt it? How long do I wait?
     
  8. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try to wait one more day. Then you are gonna have to help the thing.
     
  9. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I got my fingers crossed for you!
     
  10. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm just worried its completely stuck and cant get out... i dont want to keep taking it out to candle either though... i'd hate too wait to long and find a dead chick, but i also dont want to kill the thing by opening it too soon... :/
     

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