Day 23 - No chicks hatching out or peeping or chirping or moving! Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nelaka, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Nelaka

    Nelaka Out Of The Brooder

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    Still no movement or peeping or chirping, etc.

    What is the maximum amount of time/days to let the egg still be in the incubator before deciding to throw it out?

    People have said to wait for the Day 26 mark.
    Question is, should I?

    Thanks for all your replies.
     
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Wait longer. Uneven temperatures or slightly cool temperatures in the incubator can delay a hatch. I'd give it to at least 25 days.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2010
  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If they are not out tomorrow, it will be time to do eggtopsies and clean the bator.
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:I agree. A friend was disposing of unhatched eggs on day 25 once and one of the eggs in the trash moved! [​IMG] She put it back in the incubator and it finally hatched out a huge blue Orp. rooster!
     

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