did they die?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quailbuddy, May 28, 2010.

  1. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi My friend is hatching eggs and her it will be 21 days since lockdown today . . . did they die? how long should we keep them befor we throw the eggs out? I am new to this . . . .
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:"Since lockdown today?" Is today lockdown? or has it been 21 days since lockdown, which is usually day 18 and by your wording it would be 18 days after they should have hatched.

    Now if today is day 21 since you set the eggs, you should wait a couple of days at least. Things could be slow.

    How were your temps, how was the humidity, where did the eggs come from, are you sure of their fertility?
     
  3. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them more time. They could be late because of temperature fluctuations ... it's been pretty common this season for late chicks...so I would give them at least until Monday night. Keep the humidity up and cheep at them...tell them that a beautiful world is waiting for them!
     

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