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Day 22 Of Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joza2210, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. joza2210

    joza2210 Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Hello ,
    I have 8 eggs in my incubator and 1 wyandotte bantam hatched yesterday ... Its now day 22 and nothing [​IMG]
    No pipping or anything ...
    When do you think they will hatch ? (If they do)
  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane 8 Years

    Jun 10, 2010
    I usually give mine till day 23-24 to hatch in case there are late comers, but chances are if you watch them for 15-20 minutes straight and don't see any movement or hear any peeps, your hatch may be done. If you think this is the case (or you are done waiting in a day or two), you can remove the eggs, candle them, and watch for movement. EDIT: Uhm be careful when you do this, if you have a 'bad' egg, it may explode. If you candled the eggs earlier in the hatch and took out the clear or bad eggs, then you're probably ok.

    If the chickies didn't make it (*sadface*) you can perform an eggtopsy and see what you find. It may give you some clue as to what happened, why the chicks died, or at least when they did. Sometimes this is helpful with the next hatch, if you can tell there was too much or too little humidity or maybe there's bacteria, or something like that. If you do this, there's a thread for pictures you're welcome to look at or add to, here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=363717&p=2 (EDIT: I usually start my eggtopsies inside of a plastic bag, in case of explosion, and when I see it won't go POP, I take it out for closer looks.)

    Good luck, I hope the rest of them hatch for you!
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    DO leave it a bit longer, some eggs hatch days 23, 24, and 25 if the temperature is a bit low,


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