Day 23 - how long do I wait for?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lisa25, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. lisa25

    lisa25 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - This is my second attempt at incubating and the first time around I had great success. 10 out of 12 hatched. However, this time put 6 eggs in and only 1 has hatched on day 21. It came out perfectly and quickly. I left the hatched one in for 2 days so I didn't have to open the incubator but still no pipping or any movement. How long should I wait for? Could it be that the eggs I purchased were not good? They were from a different person this time. I did everything the same this time, in fact, I was probably even more regular with turning and maintaining humidity.
     
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you candle before lockdown to remove and duds? I just did a hatch of 41 and 18 were duds...
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. lisa25

    lisa25 Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I didn't candle because I never had before. I will next time. Thanks you.
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Candling is good for removing duds but don't do it too often as it sometimes reduces hatching rate.
     
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  6. lisa25

    lisa25 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, risking making things even worse I did the float test and candled them. They are all very dark inside with a small air sack about 5mm deep. Just a small part floated above the water (probably 10%), they pointed directly down but there was no movement when in the water. I'll leave them another couple of days and see how it goes.
     

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