Day 24 Eggs not hatching yet! What do i do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tmfineg, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 3 eggs in bater. 2 moved a little yesterday so the were alive on day 23. I fully expected to wake up to cheeping chicks today. This is my first hatch. Do they roll around alot before hatching? I am concerned because of the lack of activity in the bater.
     
  2. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One egg moved slightly, still alive. How long will this go on????
     
  3. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed do you have?
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    They are BO and BB. How is your humidity, and have you been opening the Bator?
     
  5. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO haven't began to hatch either. Day 21. I wonder if it has something to do with the breed.
     
  6. DDDMIchicks

    DDDMIchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm on day 23 with 6 still waiting to hatch and its driving me crazy!!! I had 3 hatch on day 21 but nothing since. [​IMG] I think I'm seeing a little movement in the eggs but it might just be wishful thinking!!
     
  7. tmfineg

    tmfineg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity is good 65-71.

    I opened bater once yesterday and once today. I did it quick and misted it so humidity went back up quick. On day 23 I had 1 egg moving (Fluffy) so I left it alone. I candled the other 2. It was hard to see anything and I thought they were both quitters. I put them back then a few minutes one of them moved!! (Lola)

    Today I quickly candled fluffy since there had not been movement since about 8:00 pm last night. Egg is dark can't see anything. Lola moved slightly, but no movement from Fluffy yet today.

    Temp is 100.5 - 101 today.
     
  8. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Every time you open the Bator during lockdown you decrease chances of hatching. I know it is hard to wait, but that is the thing to do during lockdown;-)
     
  9. rottiesrme51

    rottiesrme51 Out Of The Brooder

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    where does one buy a humidity thermometer? I am starting all over again to try and hatch eggs. how does one keep water n bator during lockdown?
     
  10. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity thermometer= Hygrometer. Can be purchased anywhere really..Walmart, hardware stores etc. Then it needs to be calibrated.
    The way I add water is I took a water bottle, popped a hole in the lid (just a tiny one) then shoved a straw through it. Then put the straw in the vent and squeeze the bottle. Easy peasy [​IMG].
     

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