Disappointment

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cass87, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Cass87

    Cass87 Just Hatched

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    Well I have 18 eggs incubating currently and everything has been going great. At day 14 there was only one that had shown no signs of growth. Today marks day 21 and nothing has even started to pip yet. Yesterday morning when I checked before work the temp had spiked to 105 during the night sometime. It's been super steady at 100 the entire incubation and then on day 20 that happens. I think they must have died. Last time I at least had some pipping by day 21. How disappointing...
     
  2. Oddball Flock

    Oddball Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww I'm hoping that's not the case. Maybe they're just late bloomers :)
    This is my first hatch and today is hatch day. I have 3 pips. Even with the temp jumping to 106°F a couple times before lockdown. Just hang in there and hope for the best.
     
  3. Cass87

    Cass87 Just Hatched

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    Well I have one ameraucana out and 3 more pips. But he's cruising all around the incubator and rolling the other eggs so I hope they can get out
     
  4. Oddball Flock

    Oddball Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol they'll be fine. My first to hatch was doing to same thing. Jumping on the eggs, running over them, standing on them, then he/she settled down and started cuddling with the other eggs. One of my concerns was when the eggs got turned and the pip was underneath. I know it's supposed to be lockdown but i simply reached in real quick and carefully turned the pip right side up. I also took out the open shells a bit after hatching.
    Also, i believe the time u set ur eggs really makes a difference. I set mine in the afternoon but they didn't start pipping until the night before hatch day. I also read that if they have pipped but no other progress for 15hours then sometimes it's a good idea to help the chick.
     
  5. Cass87

    Cass87 Just Hatched

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    I've got 4 out so far. Looks like they were just a little late. Humidity is holding steady at 70 so should be a good hatch I hope
     
  6. Oddball Flock

    Oddball Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!! I'm glad it's turning out good!! Keep it up little chickadees!!
    What kind of incubator are you using??
     
  7. Cass87

    Cass87 Just Hatched

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    Just an old crappy Styrofoam one. Think it's time for an upgrade
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Is it a still air incubator?
     
  9. Oddball Flock

    Oddball Flock Out Of The Brooder

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    Well if it works lol. How many hatches have u done in it??
     
  10. Cass87

    Cass87 Just Hatched

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    Yes it's still air. Today is day 23 and we only had 7 hatch. Still got it on but not expecting any more
     

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