Day 22 and still no chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chantel93, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    I have 8 eggs in my homemade incubator. Today was day 22 and none have even pipped yet. Day 20 I saw a couple eggs shake but now nothing. On day 18 they all looked great. I've kept the temp at 102° throughout the entire incubation and humidity between 50-55% then raised it to 60-65% for lockdown. Is there any chance they may still hatch? This is my first time incubating other than one my hen had given up sitting on.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I would give it two more days.
     
  3. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    Shouldn't the eggs be rocking or something? I'm seeing absolutely nothing happen. I'm worried I've lost all of them. :hit
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    102 degrees F will not result in many or even any chicks.
     
  5. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    It's a still air incubator so that's where it should be, measured at the top of the eggs. I have one egg that has pipped and I heard some peeping this morning. Waiting to see if it hatches out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  6. Beatrice&Maple

    Beatrice&Maple Out Of The Brooder

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    I would also give them a few more days. Good luck!
     
  7. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    Thanks! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! :fl
     
  8. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone tell me how long the unzipping process should take?
     
  9. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Up to 24 hrs for chicks.
     
  10. chantel93

    chantel93 Just Hatched

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    One hatched but she has the umbilical cord? Still attached. Should I do anything or will it come off on its own? It's attached to part of the shell too. :/
     

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