Day 22 and still nothing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainstorm, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    No pips, No chirps, Nothing. When should I start to worry or do something? I saw one egg wiggle a slight bit yesterday morning but nothing since
     
  2. Jaguar6

    Jaguar6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I feel your pain....I am also on day 22 and still nothing. I opened a couple eggs this morning only to find several empty eggs, 1 dead chick and 1 live chick that died a few minutes later....I'm totally depressed. They say to wait until day 25 before opening the eggs but I couldn't wait and I had a gut feeling that most of them were empty.
    Be Strong my friend....keep faith [​IMG]
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwww [​IMG] I have the feeling I'm gonna be right with you guys! I just put 5 in lockdown, but when I candled them first only 2 moved. (they all moved yesterday) I thinks it's a combination of weather, and beginners mistakes. I guess we will see [​IMG]

    Hopefully they'll surprise us all and we'll have chickies in the morning!
     
  4. chickeypeep101

    chickeypeep101 the Awesome Pullet

    Jul 23, 2009
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    [​IMG] for you. I had two hatch on day 23 and they weren't doing anything until day 23.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG] My eggs on my first hatch stopped moving right before they pipped. I *think* the wiggling is from them getting into position. Then they pip. ETA: And they rest A LOT.
     
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  6. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you must be really anxious, [​IMG] I've been in that situations a couple times. Don't open the 'bator and don't mess with the eggs. Sit on your hands if you need to. [​IMG] Wait until day 25 before doing anything. [​IMG] A couple degrees too cold in the 'bator can result in chicks a couple days late. [​IMG] By all means though, don't try to "help" them because you'll most likely end up killing them anyways. [​IMG] [​IMG] If you see the egg wiggle, that means that the chick is on it's way. [​IMG] [​IMG] Did you candle the eggs? [​IMG]
     
  7. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What temp were the eggs incubated at? If they were a little cooler then I think 22+ days is to be expected. I really hope you get a pip or something soon. I can't imagine the wait [​IMG]
     
  8. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Amy's Animals :

    I know you must be really anxious, [​IMG] I've been in that situations a couple times. Don't open the 'bator and don't mess with the eggs. Sit on your hands if you need to. [​IMG] Wait until day 25 before doing anything. [​IMG] A couple degrees too cold in the 'bator can result in chicks a couple days late. [​IMG] By all means though, don't try to "help" them because you'll most likely end up killing them anyways. [​IMG] [​IMG] If you see the egg wiggle, that means that the chick is on it's way. [​IMG] [​IMG] Did you candle the eggs? [​IMG]

    I candled them the day of Lockdown and they were all moving, cept my easter eggers I couldnt tell cuz of the green shell but it looked like they were moving.​
     
  9. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    Quote:Different temps, cuz of the cooler whether it went from 99 -102, just up and down
     
  10. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] If they were moving I wouldn't be worried too much. Those temperature fluctuations shouldn't do any damage. Is the humidity high enough? I would have it at least 60%, just for good measure. Just wait, they'll come! [​IMG]
     

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