Day 22 no pips

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Uerkwbl, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Uerkwbl

    Uerkwbl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thay were moving on day 18 when I candled. Is there anything I should do? The eggs don't seem to be rocking either.
     
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you set them did you count that as day 1 ???
     
  3. Arielle

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    Hatching eggs takes a little experience. If these don't hatch evaluate and try again.

    What was the temp for the first 18 days?
    Where the eggs turned every day 3-5 times?
    Humidity at levels to increase the air cells correctly?

    Was there a temp fluctation at lock down? Many reasons why a chick doesn't make it thru the last few days to hatch. Sorry you are not seeing any action any more. Perhaps some may still hatch. I give mine all 5-7 extra days just in case.

    YOu might read thru these for clues:


    Trouble shooting hatching problems
    http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    Another hatching trouble shooter in a different setup that might be easier to use for some people. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/aa204

    [​IMG]Hope you will try agian.
     
  4. Uerkwbl

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    I counted day 1 the day after I put them in. The temps have been steady but I haven't used anything to gauge humidity, just filled the water area. What a bummer.
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there ! I went through the very same thing. In fact went for the third time and I felt like giving up, but I did have 4 little silkies !!! [​IMG] I think the first two times the humidity was too high, I did have chickies inside, but they died during lockdown. third time I didnt use much water humidity was around 65% . Also thermometors are sometimes never accurite. get another one to test it ! Good luck !!
     
  6. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they havent pipped yet you could candle a few. I did and mine are ok.. Keep us posted hun [​IMG]
     
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, Some people say they can hatch up to 26th day ! After that not good...
     
  8. Uerkwbl

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    I have 2 baby food jars with sponges in them that will be empty tomorrow. Should I open the incubator to fill them?
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the humdity? one jar is plenty . On mine I didnt use it, I hardly had to put that much water in it. If humidity too high over 70% , it can kill them. thats might have been why mine didnt survived in their lock down.


     
  10. Uerkwbl

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    I think I might see a pip. I will leave everything and wait.
     

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