day 23 over and no hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sager:)silkies, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    i candled it and it still has veins in it dose that mean it is still alive
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Probably not alive. You don't see veins when they are ready to hatch. The egg looks completely dark and if you watch real close you can see movement and sometime see there little beak move.
     
  3. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    sager:)silkies :

    i candled it and it still has veins in it dose that mean it is still alive

    Sounds like they are late quitters [​IMG]
     
  4. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    Quote:or the hole egg is dark but u can see a little bit of veins all the way around the egg on the border of the air cell
     
  5. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    just did float test and its alive 10 to 15% of the egg is above the water pretty much the air cell side it just wants me to wait ughhhhhh [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] but happy its alive:)
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I believe the float test only looks for development of the air cell size; you may want to try the candling method instead.

    Did you see the water wiggle ??? That would indicate that the chick is alive. I personally don't do the float test; I'm concerned that the pores of the egg shell will fill with water and interfere with the passage of oxygen and waste gases. IMO the float test could drown the chick. JMO.

    Sometimes chicks do hatch late; the veins can be visible in areas of the egg where the light can reach. You may want to give them a few days more. I have read of hatches that did take much longer than usual; however, this is unusual. Waiting a few more days is ok--you've come this far. GL
     
  7. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    Quote:i candled the egg and i saw veins to between the hole black egg and the air cell do u think its alive
     
  8. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2011
    Cross Hill SC
    I would wait 48 more hours/ I have a trusted friend who has had hatches go to day 26...sometimes diff things make them develope slower...lower temps being one...will be hoping and praying you get a pip tonight!
     
  9. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    o i can see its beak or its toes or something but there is veins near the aircell that means its still absorbing the yolk i think
     

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