Day 23... 1 egg left should I give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mycookoonest, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/9 eggs are left the other 8 are live and running around! I had to clean the bator out, and put my silkie eggs in for hatch day friday.

    So I moved the egg into the incubating bator really quick, cleaned out the bator, and put it back in the hatching bator quickly after it was cleaned along with the Silkies (in a carton this time [​IMG]).

    So now I don't know if I should just give up on this little one![​IMG]
     
  2. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to candle the egg. Then open carefully if full but no sign of life. Not sure if that's right, but I did and the ones that didn't hatch were gone. Gave me some good info on what went wrong and piece of mind that I wasn't tossing a viable egg.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    I was told to wait until day 25. Someone who knows more I'm sure will give you the correct information.

    But congrats on you hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! It was my first hatch... 9/12 made it to the hatching bator, and 8/9 are bouncing around! I am really hoping this one is a late bloomer. I candled quickly when I took it out last night and "thought" there might be movement, but there was a clear area near the airsac on one side and black on the other side. It didn't look like it pipped the airsac... I don't know...
     
  5. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could put your ear up to the egg and see if you hear and peeping inside, or use a stethoscope, that's what I did. I had a chick hatch on day 24 so don't give up just yet! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. jakmallex

    jakmallex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to help my last one out of the egg on day 24.
     
  7. estpr13

    estpr13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens don't lay a clutch all in one day, so some stored eggs tend to start developing slowly early. I've had chicks hatch out on day 23 when others hatched out on day 19½. I probably didn't store them at a cool enough temperature. I like the idea of candling and singing to the egg. Chirping and listening for a reply. I've chirped to non pipped eggs on day 21 and within hours had several completely hatch out. It is neat to have an egg chirp back!
     
  8. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well noon time is day 25 and I don't have much hope for it... I'll candle after my silkies hatch and see if there's movement... if not, it gets buried with all the other eggs that didn't make it... [​IMG]
     
  9. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would open the end with the air sac and see what is goingon. It is most likely dead but just to be sure that is what I would do.
     

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