Day 23 When do I give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soonerguy33, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 23 ...11 eggs still have not hatched in incubator! ...When should i give up?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I almost always consider my hatch over by the middle of Day 22. Most of the birds who manage to hatch after that seem to have issues. The last one had intestines on the outside of the body and didnt live long. Plus, if they are alive and continuing to grow, they have probably grown too large for the egg and won't get out anyway.
     
  3. williamtfarns

    williamtfarns New Egg

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  4. Chikpee

    Chikpee Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm stuck on this too. I'm on Day 26 so completely gave up (I found out the temp was prob too low), but when I opened one of my eggs at the air sac end, the chick is alive inside! eggsrcool was helping me.

    I have 2 more in there with it. I'm scared to do anything now they'll probably still be there at Christmas!!!
     

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