Day 22 no movement help

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  1. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok first I apologize for posting so much and I understand it can be annoying since I am new at this but i just have a few more things to ask! Please help

    Some of you who have seen my other post are aware that I still haven't heard any movement or chirps or pips or anything. At 10pm tonight began day 22.

    I have my eggs in an egg carton with a dry paper towel covering about 3/4ths of the floor. I do believe that since my thermometer that is built into my little giant is a good 3 degrees off they may be hatching late because the temperature was lower.

    I am wondering if it would be ok or suggested that I remove the paper towel on the bottom?

    I'm also wondering if I need to take them out of the cartons so I can at least see if any of them are moving?

    Would it be terrible if I took one out to candle it to make sure it was still alive or maybe internally pipped?

    None of them have moved or pipped and I just brought the humidity up last night it's at about 55 at the moment. I was planning on waiting till they externally pipped but last night I thought maybe It would make the shell softer if I raised it a little bit.

    Ok sorry again for the tons of questions! I just need some advice on this and then I will sit on my hands as this is the only other things I can think of that might help things move along faster?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

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    Hi Yorkshire coop again. Please try not to worry if you believe your temps have been on the low side that is the most likely cause of the late hatch. I would leave until at least day 25. Right now I wouldn't candle them I would try to get that humidity up more. When went into lockdown did you candle to make sure they were still viable for hatching. I mean as in the egg was quite full and dark and possible movement seen. You may not always see a lot of movement as the chick takes up a lot of space.:hugs
     
  3. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, the 21 day thing is not an absolute. My lovely Regina was hatched out on day 25. She was a lucky one since she is the sole survivor of a batch of 30. My power went out during a snowstorm on day 18 for three days so I only had two to hatch (day 25 and 26) but one only made it a week.
     
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  4. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both!

    Yorkshire i did candle on he 18th day and I noticed some moving and some still had the spider like veins but I could tell they were maybe jut resting. Their air sacks have had me worried especially the Silkie since the didn't seem to grow much. But I did notice it was not as full as some of the pictures I saw..

    So leave the paper towel and carton like it is?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

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    Hi yes I would leave all as is if hatch is imminent they will be getting or in position for hatching.
     
  6. JadedPhoenix

    JadedPhoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never tried to hatch in an egg carton. It seems to me that it wouldn't give the chick as much freedom in trying to get out though. It would prevent the chick from moving the egg shell as easy. With my incubator, it instructed for the eggs to be removed from the turner and lay them on their side for the last three days.
     
  7. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my FIRST PIP!!!!!!!!!!

    :weee :celebrate :weee

    It hasn't done anything for 3 hours but it can take up to 24 hours right??

    I hope he makes it out ok! Next time I won't be using the cartons. And will be using 3 thermometers


    Thanks for all the help guys! I will keep y'all posted :pop
     
  8. CrookdBeak13

    CrookdBeak13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the Pip! I use the cartons for lockdown and just hatched out 23/30 with only 1 cull and 2 dead in shell. 4 were eggs that should have been tossed on day 18 (early death ) but I didn't do a day 18 candle (was super late and had to work the next morning.) That being said, I started off incubating in a little giant and I had terrible hatches until I added a computer fan which made the temp stabilize throughout the incubator. I use 2 kitchen thermometers and a digital accurite with humidity readings so that I can compare temps (1 kitchen is digital and the other is analog). My first hatches in the little giant were terrible; like 30% hatch rate and lower. Once I added the fan, I had a 75% and 100% hatch rate. I don't hatch in it as often, as I use the Roll-X that I have and could hatch a rock if it were possible, but I do use the cartons still at lockdown. One thing to be sure of when using cartons- there have to be holes cut in the bottom for air circulation. The paper towel on the wire will be fine, but the wire doesn't normally cause problems.

    I hope that helps and if you have any questions feel free to ask! Theres a great wealth of knowledge on hatching here. Theres also an LG thread with a great deal of knowledge as well.
     
  9. sumatrass

    sumatrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    exciting!!!! :)
     
  10. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take your advice and next time add a fan and if I'm still having problems I'm def going to look into getting a nicer incubator. Not sure if I can justify a 540$ with my fiancé lol! But something nice. I honestly love the simplness of the brinesa mini advance.

    My egg was chirping last night about 2 am and still had not made the hole any bigger. There doesn't seem to be much air getting inside as it hasn't necessarily punched out the tiny hole it made to begin with if that makes sense.

    Still no pips from the others. I'm hoping this little one will hurry up it hasn't done anything since 6:45 yesterday and its 10:30 am now
     

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