SunAngel

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It is officially day 21 and there are no signs of movement, sounds or anything from the 26 eggs in my incubator. Guess I failed as a first time hatcher

I had live chicks in all of them on last candle, dunno what happened.

How long should I wait before throwing them out?
 
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Ms. Lewis Rich

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Hang in there, keep the humidity up and your hands off the lid, easier said than done,
Good luck keep us posted! ( My first hatch hatched at 24 days my Temp. was low)
 
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Tuffoldhen

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Yep, Patience!! I've had them hatch on day 23 to day 25 before. Your temps and humidity could have been off and that will cause a late hatch.
 

swtangel321

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what were your temps and hum day 1-18 ???? Did the temp drop at all at night ????
 

SunAngel

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I kept the humidity at 35% for the first 18 days while they were in the turner, then put them in egg cartons and upped it to 65%. Temps on top of the eggs hovered just over 100 and the one on the floor of the bator stayed at 95. I didn't notice any drops or temps swings except if I opened it for candling or to add water.

I have 5 Standard Salmon Faverolles, 3 Bantam Faverolles and 16 EE eggs from 2 different places and a few random eggs I threw in there.
 
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SunAngel

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Thanks for the encouragement. I will give them til Monday, which would be day 25. I can only cross my fingers at this point.

I really really wanted the Faverolles to hatch. Thats one of the breeds I wasn't able to get yet.
 

shelleyb1969

Star Bright Farm
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You're probably going to have a late hatch.
If you're using a still air, I think that your temps are just A LITTLE low. But better to be low than high.
And since none of them are showing movement or anything, I just feel certain that they're just late bloomers! So get ready, when they do start hatching, you'll have little fuzzy butts all over the place!
Hang in there!
 
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