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Day 24.. no chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlovernoteater, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered JG and incubated them. I have incubated eggs but have NEVER had this trouble before.

    Temperature and humidy are right, they have been turned enough, nothing is different from any of my previous hatched except I have never done the Jersey Giants. Today is day 24, no egg movement, no piping. I candled the eggs yesterday, and all were moving. In the evening, one had stopped moving and i noticed red in the shell. We went ahead and tried to pip for it, but no luck, had stopped breathing. It did not even absorb the yolk, but other than that was fully formed. The others are still alive in shells, but the eggs aren't rocking, they aren't peeping, and of course not piping. What in the world do I do???
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    When you candled did you notice if they were pipped into the aircell?....
     
  3. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    They are not.. I am not sure what to do, especially if they haven't absorbed the yolk..

    How many times can I safely candle them since they are this far along?
     
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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If its day 24 it won't hurt to candle and see if they have gotten into the aircell.....I don't help chicks out...your call what you want to do....I'd leave them in the bator a few more days...your temps and humidity could have been on the low side and thats why they haven't pipped yet...my opinion, my thoughts...
     
  5. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I will candle them again tonight to see if anything has changed.. Then I guess I will just leave them in there and see what happens..
     
  6. lannabun

    lannabun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any news ?
     
  7. chickenlovernoteater

    chickenlovernoteater Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled, and only one I saw for sure move now. No one is piping.. no eggs rocking... Don't know what to do.
     
  8. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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