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Day 23, R they done? How to tell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    We just had our brahmas hatch.

    Set 18, hatched 11 so far starting on day 19, last two hatched last night.

    There are 7 eggs left in there. Don't see any pips, etc.

    What should I do? Get them out n candle? Open? Throw out? [​IMG]

    Thanks a bunch!
  2. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    How many days do you all give them to finish hatching?
  3. If it was day 23 for me, I'm certain I would end my hatch, espacially if they were all set together and it was for a breeder flock. ALso, for me personally (because I don't plan on hatching very often and I'm emotional), I don't ever plan on cracking open any leftover eggs. That's totally just me, others suggest to crack them to see what went wrong, but I'm not overly fond of hatching and don't plan to do this again until my whole flock has passed away from natural causes, lol. I plan to give my leftover eggs a little burial.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2008
  4. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    South Louisiana
    candle if you see no movement in the air sac then dispose of the eggs. If you open they may be smelly.[​IMG]
  5. Congrats on your hatch, BTW!! I have 16 in my bator, end of day 21 is tomorrow at 10am, and when I left I had 3 pips.

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