Day 22... When Do I Give Up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ncchixlady, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. ncchixlady

    ncchixlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 14, 2009
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    It is Day 22. Out of 12 eggs, one had a blood ring and never formed and another never formed and was culled at 14 days. Five have hatched already. The other five have done nothing... no pips, zips, nothing. How long should I give them before I open them up? I tried to candle last night quickly and didn't see any movement, but then I didn't see much at 18 either on any of them because they are so big. Help, please!
     
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Don't open the bator! I had some hatch for three days! I was going to stop the bator on day 23, and heard peeps! They just kept hatching![​IMG]
     
  3. ncchixlady

    ncchixlady Out Of The Brooder

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    So, what is the last possible day I should give them? I want to give them as much time as possible but I don't want to run the risk of them rotting or bursting in the incubator. Three of the five are RIR and the rest have been Dominique's. The RIR were very hard to candle because the shells are so dark.
     

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