Day 23 Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephanie1992, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. its day 23 for some of my eggs. i candled them and out of 6 3 look good and there moving inside. but idk if i should open them and help or leave them. im afraid if i open them there not fully formed but if i leave them they might die. what do i do??

  2. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chirping

    Sep 18, 2011
    they can hatch late. usually day 28 or 29 is when you should help. they havent fully absorbed the yolk and arent quite ready.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Do not open them. If they are still alive you could kill them. What was your temp and humidity during incubation?
  4. ok cuz i had them in an LG and i think the temp was low, and i moved them into a new bator on lockdown which holds the proper temp and humidity. the eggs arnt making any sounds or rocking but are moving inside. soo ill leave them a few more days, hopfully they hatch

  5. Quote:idk what it was during incubation, it was a LG still air and the temp kept moving it stayed around 99.5 but idk what the humidity was but the bator there in now its 100 degrees and 70% humidity
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    Sorry I was at work 99.5 to 100 is good I would not add any more water. I usually have mine at 65%. Was your temperature low during your incubation. If so you will have a late hatch.
  7. i decided to do a float test because i couldnt keep my mind off them and this was the only way i could tell if they were alive without opening them. soo i put them one at a time in the water so i could see any signs of movement from one egg at a time. out of six two didnt move at all and sunk to the bottom. but 4 of them floated and were rocking in the water. one of the 4 barley moved but still could see it moving soo its alive. soo im hopful for these 4. i guess they are just late hatchers

  8. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Steph, I'm really going to have to try this "float test" if I ever have a late hatch. Sounds interesting [​IMG]
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Leave them at LEAST until day 28. I had two EE chicks hatch last night that were due on the 9th, today is the 15th...


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