Day 23, do I hold out hope?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Suess hens, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using an old, school incubator. I know that the temps in the classroom have not been steady, I have tried, but I can't keep the heat on all night, no matter how I tried.
    I had movement in one egg that started lats on day 21, and continued in to day 22. But now nothing, and no pips. Should I keep holding out?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless they smell bad I would give them at least another 2 days or more . Good luck
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep me to at least day 23 maybe 24 depending on what is going on on day 23.
     
  4. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no one smells. And one I thought wasn't developing still isn't stinky. Thank you.
    My students just told me that they see one of them moving. That makes me feel a bit better.
     
  5. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, it is now almost 3:30, and we saw some movement today, one of them really moved back and forth. I think I may have a third with movement.
    Any advice is appreciated. And I know DO NOT OPEN. but patience has never been my strong point.
     
  6. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to slip a wet sponge in there for a little boost in humitity. sounds like you should have some pips by morning.
     
  7. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would freak out to open to put in the sponge! I cracked it open to let some humidity out on day 20 because it was high...I seriously thought I killed them all day long.
     
  8. Chicken Girl

    Chicken Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ceep them in there! I have never incubated with a bator. But my broody just hatched out 2 out of 6 babys! Its day 23? Or maby 24? But i got 2!! So i would wait! Its our first time! Good luck! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Chicken Girl
     
  9. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still waiting. I saw movement again this morning. These little suckers are in there but just don't want to come out....they are like human babies, too warm inside and comfy.
    I did add a sponge this morning, I got the courage, and only opened for 2 seconds...I had someone count!
    I am thinking since the ambient temperature in the room has not been steady that I may just have some slow growers.
     
  10. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is my thoughts as well hopefuly soon.
     

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