Day 22 and only 1 chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mabelphire, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. mabelphire

    mabelphire Hatching

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    It’s day 22. Only one of my eggs have hatched. I’m feeling anxious that she will be alone. I did a float test and all of them appeared to be okay. All were about 85% under the water. Any suggestions???
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    With the float test you should be looking for movement, not how high they float. Hold them to your ear and see if you hear chirping or pecking. You can also try candling them.
     
  3. mabelphire

    mabelphire Hatching

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    Yeah, I think they are duds. I candled a couple and nothing was in them. Did an egg autopsy and it appears they never developed. There are a couple more in the incubator that looked like they possibly had growth. Today is day 25. If nothing happens by tonight, im calling it. My husband thinks it’s because our chickens are free range and it’s nice out now so the rooster can’t catch them. Our first batch I had a 50% hatch rate from the same flock but it was colder and they were coop bound more
     

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