Day 26 and Day 24 What to Do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by agentzoey, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. agentzoey

    agentzoey Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time and I made the mistake of doing a staggered hatch.

    So, I've had 9 hatch which is great! [​IMG]

    But out of the ones left, some are on day 26 and some are on day 24. I candled the lighter shelled ones and they looked like they were behind in development. There were 2 or 3 that were moving a couple days ago that aren't moving at all now. Some are too dark to see anything by candleing. When should I give it up? Should I open any of the ones that were moving and aren't moving now? I don't really want to see deformed babies but I do want to know if they are alive and I need to keep them. Aaaargh, this is so emotional for me.
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I saw a post a few days ago that suggested you carefully peck out the air sac end of the egg shell and take a look inside. If it's moving put it back ...if not, well you know.....
     
  3. agentzoey

    agentzoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, that's kinda what I thought...I'm just scared. [​IMG]
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    It's tough, but you gotta take the bull by the horns!
     
  5. agentzoey

    agentzoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately all...not alive. I recommend doing this outside as I had one kind of explode [​IMG]
    Thank you for the help [​IMG]
     
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I had on e do that to me last week. I was, fortunately, on my back porch. It sounded like a little gunn shooting off! And nasty!!
     

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