day 22.. help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by runchickenrun, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. runchickenrun

    runchickenrun Hatching

    Apr 18, 2008
    im on day 22 and its my first hatch. i have NO clue what to look for! how do i know if my eggs have developed and will hatch?? [​IMG]
  2. JordanFamily

    JordanFamily Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Archie, MO
    What kind of incubator are you using still air or fanned? what temp is your thermometer reading and where in the bator is it placed? humidity? do you manually turn your eggs? how often do you open your bator? Has your temps and humidity been the same the whole time? If your temp is around mid 90's your eggs might take as long as 28 days to hatch. The correct temp depends on the type of bator your using...I use a still air Little Giant and the thermometer reads 97- 98 at bottom and 101-102 at top of eggs. Humidity is very important as well so tell me what is has been at. Kristina
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  3. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    This is what we do, and I am sure there are many that would disagree with us. Just relating our experiences. First, recount your days and make sure you are on day 22 and not on day 21. Then, if you really are on day 22 or later, we lift them to our year and GENTLY tap or scratch the shell. You should be able to hear scratching movement or peeping from inside. Good luck, Suz

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