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Day 22, should I candle or chip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennie5193, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few things go wrong during incubation with my eggs today is day 22 for them and I'm not hearing/seeing anything. Would it be terrible if I chip away at the air sac and see if anything is alive?

    I'm sure I should just wait... but I'm not so good at that.

    Thanks!

    Edited for spelling!
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I would leave them alone until day 24 or 25 before you give up hope. Now is not a good time to remove them from the incubator. They really shouldn't be moved and the incubator shouldn't be opened. Most people wait until day 25!
     
  3. Jennie5193

    Jennie5193 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure you are right... but this is terrible! I don't hear or see anything. I'm preparing for the worst and hoping for the best, but somewhere in the middle I wish I could peek in the egg and be prepared for whatever is going to happen.


    Thank you for your reply!
     
  4. chicken5432

    chicken5432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whatever u do not do that mine hatched at 23 days and on the 26 day i chipped one and there was a baby in there and he died
     

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