Day #24 in incubator, 2 eggs still no pipping. Give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bellagracie, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Bellagracie

    Bellagracie New Egg

    Jan 18, 2009
    I bought 8 chicken eggs to hatch and received via mail. Six fertile and 4 hatched on day #21. The 2 remaining eggs, which look distinctly different(different hen?) have not hatched.

    Should I give up? What is the longest incubation you've experienced?

    Thank you.
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    smell them, if stink throw them away, if not proceed with candling test.

    if you see movement on candling give them 2 days more if not throw them away.

    that's all i know. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2009
  3. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2008
    Holland, MA
    candle the eggs and watch for any movement and listen for any tapping or scratching or chirping if nothing they may be dead. If they are chicken eggs and it is day 25 or later they will most likely not hatch, if they are maybe duck eggs these take longer, I think 28 days is normal. and like mulia says if they stink throw them far far away.. [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have to candle them. I never let mine go past Day 22. It rarely turns out well.

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