Day 23

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1keegan, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    Day 23 comes to an end shortly. Six eggs that showed viability when candled went into lockdown on Wednesday, no humidity or temperature problems throughout the incubation.

    One pip yesterday afternoon who hatched with a bit of help in the wee hours this morning.
    It's a BLRW- the back of it's neck seems swollen/thicker than it's this normal or should I be worried?

    How long after a hatch would you expect a chick to have it's sea-legs- walk around without tipping over?

    It fluffed up, and kept bowling over the other eggs, so we just moved it to the brooder. In hindsight, we maybe should have left it in the incubator.

    Meanwhile, no noise or movement from the other 5 eggs.
    I planned to keep them in the incubator until Day 25, but
    is there any way to know if they're still alive?

    Patience, I know. It's hard as I have to go out of town on day 25 for 4 days, and don't want to leave hubby and kids with a potential bad situation.
  2. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Benton, KY
    Good luck with everything...
  3. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    If you were headed into Day 24 with chicken eggs (that were known to be viable going into lockdown) with no movement, no pips, no chirping-

    would you continue to incubate? For how long?

    Is there something else you would do before giving up?

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