Day 23-update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunAngel, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    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 [​IMG]
    I had live chicks in all of them on last candle, dunno what happened.

    How long should I wait before throwing them out?
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  2. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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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.
     
  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of chickens are in those eggs?
     
  5. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    what were your temps and hum day 1-18 ???? Did the temp drop at all at night ????
     
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    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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  7. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    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.
     
  8. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    You're probably going to have a late hatch. [​IMG] If you're using a still air, I think that your temps are just A LITTLE low. But better to be low than high. [​IMG] 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! [​IMG] Hang in there!
     
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  9. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Awww I hope you're right! [​IMG]
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    COME ON CHICKIES !!!!!!!!!! LETS GET A MOVE ON THIS HATCHING THING !!!!!!


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