Day 22 NO Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moonlitfarms, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much hope do you give them? Should I pull the plug tonight??? [​IMG]
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Sometimes they take a bit longer from what I hear. I wouldn't give up just yet.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    candle and give them a couple more days. I hope you get some fluffies
     
  4. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do I wait? Would they still hatch if I can only get my humidity to 50%? I have tried everything and cannot get above 50%.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I got a hatch at 55%. Have you tried a wet sock, distowel or sponge? give it 2 or 3 days
     
  6. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    youve put wet sponges or socks in the incubator? the problem with that is that even if they do try to come out they might not be able to make it without their membranes drying out. but i definately would give them a couple more days. if your temperature was even just a little low that could delay the hatch so i would juts be patient hahahahhah i now easier said then done huh?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Candle them and see if they have internally pipped the air cell. If you have had any low temo they can go until day 25 and still hatch.
     
  8. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have small dish of water and wet rag, with all bator trays full and still no luck.

    As a last resort I even stood one of my Ideal chicks on top of the bator to try and talk the others into coming out! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
  9. kat

    kat Out Of The Brooder

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    dont give up on them ive just had my first hatch 10 days late i ended up just puttng a warm wet rag in bator for humidity
    good luck
     
  10. moonlitfarms

    moonlitfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This could drive a person to drink! [​IMG]

    I had my kids put a sock in the bator earlier and they said the hum is up to 55%, they left the bowl and rag in there as well. I have been driving them crazy texting them all day to check the bator #'s and report back because they are on spring break and I am at work. [​IMG]
     

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