day 22 chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by plymouthrockFarm123, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    i have 20 eggs in the bator on day 22 i know most of them have chiks in them i candeld them yesterday when will they pip? how late can they be?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Why were you opening the bator to candle them on day 21?

    You need to keep the incubator closed and the humidity around 65-75% for hatching.

    Give them until day 24. And don't open that bator again! [​IMG]
  3. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    I usually wait til day 24 or 25 to even think about throwing out any eggs. It could have been that your humidity many have been a tiny bit off or your temp may have run a little low at some point, or they may just not be ready yet. Depending on the type of chicken egg they are too. Some of the larger type chickens hatch out a little later. Jersey Giants sometimes don't hatch out til day 24 or 25! Before you decide to throw them out, I would take and make a little chip in the egg and see if they are still alive. Could be you have to help them out. I have had some Buff Orpington chicks that have been quite large, the rooster is HUGE, and I had to help them out because they couldn't move in the egg. Once I made them a little hole they did most of the rest. If they are not still alive when you make the little hole then you can determine what went wrong.

    I sincerely hope that everything turns out okay and that they are just late hatchers. [​IMG]
  4. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    5 out of 20 are piping and 1 is rocking YAY
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    good news yayyyy great for u hope ur hatch finishes well keep us posted:D
  6. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    we have 11 chicks out of 20 !!!!!! WOOOT!!!!
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Congrats [​IMG]
  8. dannyyorks

    dannyyorks New Egg

    Aug 8, 2008

    I am new the that hatching game and have 20 egges in an incubator, today is day 22 and i have no singns of hatching. I have daily checked and kept temperature at 98. When candling, many of the eggs looked fertile (are very dark with an air sack at the end). How will i know if the chick inside are alive or not. When should i turn off the bator and give up!![​IMG]
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    bump to give the new member some help?
  10. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    Quote:well 98 is kinda low so i would wait a couple more days because of the lower temperature mking them hatch later then normal

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