day 23......one chick hatched and the rest ........nadda! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coltssuperbowl83, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so i'm on day 23 now. I have had one chick hatch but the others don't look promising. I decided this morning to candle the eggs. I could see a definite air sac in all of them but could not see any movement whatsover. I then decided hmmmmmmm what the hay, so i water tested them as well. One egg floated at the top on its side and the others floated like they were supposed to but i still did not see any movement from them at all. [​IMG] Any advice...... Did i lose the rest? Also is there anyone in missouri that i could purchase a chick from so that mine is not lonely and by itself in case the others don't hatch??? We live around the Lee's Summit/Warrensburg area. Thanks for the help guys i appreciate it.[​IMG]
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Your only 2 days late. If your temp went down they could be coming late. I've had chicks hatch on day 25. I would hold on a couple more days. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  3. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok. thanks.
     
  5. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    Day 21 for me was Friday.. and I just got chick #8 (of 11) an hour ago.. on day 24. Don't lose hope. I won't even tell you to be patient.. that is an impossible task for people watching an incubator.. was painful for a newbie like me. Two nights with very little sleep.
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    Shelly
     
  6. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but being that its day 23 shouldn't i see movement from the egg during the water test??? [​IMG] First time i've done the test so not sure. Thanks.
     
  7. Rathbone

    Rathbone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had this happen. One egg hatched and then days went by. I figured on day 23 that there was no hope. So I carefully started opening one of the eggs. The baby was moving inside! I put the egg back - and the five remaining eggs hatched on day 25.
     
  8. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
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    I would not worry about no movement right now.
    Just tuck them in the incubater and continue with your lock down
    I have had very late babies also......
    Even my chicks hatched by hens do not always hatch the same day.........
    Good luck and let us know how it goes...
    My bet is you will get more [​IMG]
     
  9. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help guys..... i was just up there looking for pips or movements again and spend about 15 minutes looking at 6 eggs. I'm not positive but i think i heard a peep! Either that or i'm going crazy...... it was just one peep and i waited for a bit and didn't hear anything else so who knows....... We'll see.... Honestly i want to thank everyone for their time... i know im getting impatient but everyone on here is so nice and understanding.. I'm a new member and new at hatching and this site and the people on here are great! Thanks again and good luck with you own chick/chickens![​IMG]
     

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