Day 22 - need help with info

beajaeger

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 12, 2008
45
0
22
Dalton, GA
two chicks hatched yesterday on day 21 - healthy and beautiful. But there are still 8 eggs in the bator - I hear pips. Will they still hatch or die inside.
 

griffin45

Songster
11 Years
Oct 15, 2008
420
2
131
South Central Virgina
I hatched 7 of 14 on Monday. All of the different information that I have read is that not much is going to happen after the initial hatch date, but there is always potential for at least 2 days afterwords. I am new to this but I have lots of time to research. there are so many schools of thought on this you can never be sure what will happen.
 

jaybme

Songster
11 Years
Jun 13, 2008
207
1
121
Mountain View, CA (San Jose)
In my experience, some hatch a day later than the first ones. I have helped them out, but only after they pip and have tapped some- otherwise they will bleed.

I waited one time and opened the eggs to find perfect chicks, but pretty wet- too much humidity for some reason, and they drowned.

I'll cross my fingers for you and your chicks! Keep cheeping to them, I am convinced it helps!

Jayne
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
70
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
My experiance has been that if your temps are off enough to delay the hatch, the whole hatch will be delayed, not just some of the eggs. If I have a few hatch on the due date that's probably going to be all that hatches. Most of the time it seems like the late hatchers if there are any have issues that kept them from hatching. I very rarely keep eggs in the hatcher past day 23 if some of them have already hatched.
 

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