Delayed Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amymboxer, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I am hatching some eggs in a cheap chinese incubator.I am at the night of the 17th I have noticed that some of my eggs are completely dark and developed inside. but that I also have several that have some space at the pointy end but very much alive. I need to go into lockdown tomorrow. Will this be an issue for the delayed eggs? I would say about 1/2 look delayed. Should I wait 1 more day for lockdown?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't really think it matters. Turning now isn't important. Upping humidity is.
    When I have some clear space at this point, they still seem to hatch about the same time.
    The eggs have all been in the same conditions so I doubt any are delayed by much unless they were older or larger eggs.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    @WVduckchick she is fantastic........




    Cheers!
     
  4. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thankyou! Put them in lockdown this morning!
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I find that those usually just come out a little more wet when they hatch. Sometimes really gooey. And sometimes its sticky and hardens on the chick, so be sure to observe their eyes and nostrils especially. Otherwise, they should hatch close to on time.

    I actually locked down 19 last night and a few look that way also.
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Oops, I forgot to say good luck!! :D :fl
     
  7. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou! On day 20 now and not seeing anything yet. Though everyone was alive and well when put onto lockdown. Maybe I will see something this evening. I am surprised how anxious I am. I am slightly worried my incubator was calibrated a little low when I saw development a bit slow in several eggs. We will see! I have a few differnent breeds and kind of expected the silkies to pip early. Most of those seems to be completely filling the shell by day 18.
     
  8. WVduckchick

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    It is nerve wracking and so exciting at the same time! Good luck!
     
  9. amymboxer

    amymboxer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou so much!
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I totally understand how nerve wreaking it is!!!
    Sooooo exciting and stressful........,,

    Congrats! Soon you will have babies!!! Yippeeeee!


    Cheers!
     
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