Day 24 Helllp!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lacylahman, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. lacylahman

    lacylahman Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 17 eggs on our first try to hatch some eggs. One started cheeping and tapping evening day 22, then pipped the shell day 23. I could see his little beak coming out and black feathers, then he took what I thought was a rest. Apparently it was the big rest. we peeled him out and we were all traumatized, even my big, strong, country husband. He was all curled up and quite wet. His rear seemed a little questionable, although I don't know what he should look like. It had lots of mucus and some coagulate grayish bits around it. My kids and I are sooo bummed. My question is.....

    should I assume the other 16 are goners? There is no sound or movement from the others.

    thanks for any help! ...Lacy
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Im sorry the baby died.
    There is a small chance the others will still hatch , if they are not pipped you could try to candle them for movement , or you can just leave them be for another day or so.
    Good luck
     
  3. critterfarm

    critterfarm New Egg

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    I am having the same problem with my eggs dont know what I am doing wrong
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of bator? forced air or still air? temp? humidty at? type of eggs? hand turned or alto turner? days candled? answer these ? and it would help to see where the problem was mabe. sorry for lost. william
     
  5. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    my guess is something wrong with temp and/or humidity in your incubator. Tell us what you have for an incubator and what the temps/humidity was......

    I had 40 quail eggs set in a home-made incubator - and none hatched. I had 40 set in a Little Giant still-air incubator and half hatched. I threw out the homemade one and am going to get a fan for the still-air and hopefully increase the hatch rate for the next go-around.
     
  6. critterfarm

    critterfarm New Egg

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    little giant force air auto turner game eggs temp 99.5 to 100.8 hum 45 to 60%
     
  7. critterfarm

    critterfarm New Egg

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    candled 7 days and at 14 embroys growing moving and on to 21 heard peeps could see movement on eggs 5 hatched on day 21 and 3 cracked out on day 22 but died and now at 23 no peeps no movement now thanks so much for your help
     
  8. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    were they mailed eggs or ones of your own. Did you up your humidity when they hatched??
     

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