Don't thow the egg ou without doing this!

QuailQT

Songster
Oct 23, 2009
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13
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NW PA
Glad I read this, but feel immense guilt too! Hope I didn't have any babies thrown out-though this last time, I did have quite a few that didn't hatch and on day 28 I cracked them to see what happened. But before, I never did that. OMgosh! Thanks for sharing!
 

Heathero617

Songster
Mar 1, 2011
843
4
119
Mosheim
I tapped on my egg several times, I said i was waiting for it to reply to my "shave and a ahaircut...." LOL you certainly can hear them tapping back and chirping, I was amazed to be able to hear them across the room thru the incubator and over 2 rowdy kids.
 

ScaredOfShadows

Songster
May 18, 2010
3,285
26
198
Semora NC - on the VA line
I always give them till day 25, tapping them once a day after day 22 and taking a good hard listen @ night. On day 25 if I dont hear anything, I tap them open on the aircell, and see if they are still alive or not, usually not but I have had a couple that were just late goers, and continued to hatch just fine - I had one once I popped a small hole in the top, it was out of the egg in 2 hrs, fully absorbed yolk and everything - I believe it was just lazy
 

pistol123

Chirping
Mar 16, 2011
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0
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oregon
chickenGRAFFITI
Don't feel bad, they may have not developed or just quit. I did not know this until this week, so don't feel bad......
 
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