Day 23 in incubator, not moving for a few days! Now it's day 26!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tabatha_westcott, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of those little flying saucer incubators with 4 eggs in it. Only one developed. It's now day 23 and I haven't seen it move for a few days. (Candled) Is it just out of room or is it dead? I hear too many people say they opened an egg thinking it was dead, only to find it alive.... How can I tell? How much longer should I wait? What would cause it to die in the egg after developing so well? He's the only little guy to make it this far... I really want him to make it.
     
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  2. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    best of luck. i think you should sit on your hands and wait a little longer;)
     
  3. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they move less around hatch day?
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Well you can peep near the eggs and see if they peep back. I would think they move less cause they fill up the whole egg more or less.
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know anything about chicks but my son shure moved less right befor I had him , no room.
    That being said though , what do you mean by flying saucer ones?
     
  6. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little table top incubators you get for like 20 bucks. They hold about 3-4 eggs. I think they're for classrooms
     
  7. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im not sure but I think they mean wafer thermostat. IDK
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh one of those yeah I almost bougt one of those my self seemed like such a good idea ... Till I coudnt find anyone any where that had been able to get anything to hatch from one , I guess its hard for them to hold temps right and humidty, How do you moniter humidity and temp in youres?
    Though some people have hatched things on desks and with lamps so I guess theres is always a chance, did you get any progress with any of the eggs?
     
  9. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One made it. He was moving around until about 2 days ago
     
  10. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

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    good for you, now it is time for you to buy a larger incubator and get down to some serious hatching, those flying saucers are child's play, like yeah whatever!? totally kids stuff! don't think about it, GET A BIGGER ONE! YAY!
     

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