Day 23 Help!

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

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do not open them. If they are still alive you could kill them. What was your temp and humidity during incubation?
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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...

    ~Aspen
     

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