Day 23... no action

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenhelp1491, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Chickenhelp1491

    Chickenhelp1491 New Egg

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    Its been 23 days and nothing has happened. I candled them recently, and they all have broke air. I know they are alive, but is there anything I can do to encourage them? Please respond ASAP!!!
    -Thank you
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you think theres chickies, give them time. some do take longer to hatch. 26 days is too long
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    How low was your temp?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    What was your incubation temperature? If the incubation temperature was too low, even 1-2*F, it would've delayed the hatch.

    If they can't hatch by themselves you may need to help them. But before you do anything read this article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    It will tell you exactly what to do, what to look for etc. Good luck!
     
  5. Chickenhelp1491

    Chickenhelp1491 New Egg

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    55 degrees farenheit. 75 degrees faremheit, for humidity
     
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    Chickenhelp1491 New Egg

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    Thank you so much, and my humidty is at 75* farenheit. My incubation temp is 55* farenheit
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Sorry, that doesn't sound right? You should incubate chicken eggs at 99*F (or 101* if you are using an incubator without a fan (still air) ). Humidity should be 45% or thereabouts for the first 18 days and then 60-65% for the last 3 days. What was your temp and humidity during incubation?
     
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  8. stefan333

    stefan333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping there was a typo up there, cause your temp should be aroung 99.5. I put mine on 100. If you had them at 55 there is no way they're going to hatch, and I highly doubt they got to the point of breaking through the airsac. Do you have them in a garage or cold room? In order to have a temp of 55 they wouldn't be in the house because even a human couldn't stand 55 in the house. And as far as your humidity I'm a little confused. I use percentage and keep them at about 40percent the first 18 days then raise it to 60percent.
     
  9. Chickenhelp1491

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    Yes don't worry there was a "typo" I was going by geustimation (which I will never do again). Until you guys said shouldn't be i actually used a thermometer. Sorry about the confusion. as of right ,now my temp is at 90* farenheit. Is thata to low? Should I raise it? my humidity is at 95* humdity is at around 63* farenheit.
     
  10. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    temps too low is why its not hatching !
     

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