Day 22, no chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bre113, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. bre113

    bre113 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted yesterday about one set of my eggs, which were bantams on day 18, but I'm also incubating some unknown chicken eggs (given to us by a friend) that are on day 22, well it's the end of day 22, and still no chicks, or any pipping. I candled them on day 17, and it was obvious two were duds out of 15, but 13 appeared to have chicks, but I cont see any movement. At what point should I intervene (floating test, recandeling, opening, etc)
     
  2. imthegrt1

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    What was ur humidity level at
    Maybe egg shells to hard for them to hatch.
     
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  3. bre113

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    It's just a styrofoam bator, nothing high tech with humidity tracker, however, I currently have both top holes plugged and water full.
     
  4. imthegrt1

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    Just need an $9 therm/temp meter from walmart [​IMG]
    This will help to keep track
    Maybe next try we can figure out what went wrong
     
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  5. bre113

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    Should I open one? It's been 23 days now :( going by the time of day I put them in anyway.
     
  6. imthegrt1

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    Yea I say it's to late wait another day never know!
    But I would exam them all see if they were duds
    Or if they were fully develope
     
  7. bre113

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    I just opened on to find a dead chick, nearly fully developed. Looked as if it died day 18-19...? Covered in feathers. Before even reaching the yolk, a liquid came out that looked like yolk mixed with blood. The yolk sac was completely intact still, however. I opened it relatively quickly so I would assume it wouldn't have died from me opening the egg, as it still should have had a bit of life for a few seconds right? The inner membrane wasn't stiff so I don't think humidity was too low and the chick wasn't mushy so I wouldn't think it was too high...? Should I open the rest or wait?
     
  8. bre113

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    Oh no! I've realized what went wrong! Ugh I had the eggs large end down and the chicks are backwards (beak facing small end) :'(
     
  9. imthegrt1

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    Same thing I did first time
     

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