dry incubation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emmaellis111, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dreamed all night long about hatching chicks and finally realized at about 5 am that it was teh SOUND of hatching chicks that was making the dreams lol. No idea how many out yet but enough to be noisy.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL Congrats!
     
  3. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well im still nothing.... bummer! i did everything right but still NOTHING ahhhh ! [​IMG]xx
     
  4. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be calm Grasshopper! Go get yourself a hot cuppa, it will help the wait. Sometimes, even though we do it all right, it goes all wrong but other times, the chicks is just late. lol

    I set one batch of eggs that hatched one chick. Waited two days and then turned off the bator. Only to have several try to hatch as it cooled down. Turns out I didnt let ALL the eggs come up to the same temp for long enough. They had come out of a VERY cold chicken house.

    So it might all turn out fine after all. One nice thing about chickens, its only 21 days for trying again. Not like a cow or horse, now THAT is mindblowing, waiting all that time and then having to try again.
     
  5. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my husband just candled the eggs,(bird breeder) and one of them isn't moving at all what should we do? we have 4 eggs btw,
    and the other 3 are moving but don't seem to be as big as egg 1(the one that's not moving) [​IMG]
     
  6. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know all you can do is wait for them to try to get out.

    I do help sometimes if I see one shrink wrapping but thats all I know to do. Had two sw this hatch as my humidity is falling off right when I need it highest and the last two batches of eggs have hatched over three days instead of all on day 21 so getting the first out has made it harder for the late ones.

    I have my fingers crossed for you!
     
  7. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless they are pipped it is very hard to assist. I don't assist unless that have atleast pipped on their own. At this point just let the bator continue to heat. What day are you on?
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  9. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    husband opened egg 1 and it has indeed shrink wrapped [​IMG] so candled to other 3 and they are all moving around but no signs of pipping, how do you know when they have pipped internally ? so fingers crossed I'm on day 22 btw, xx
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You can either hear them chirping from inside the shell, or you candle and you can see the beak/bill's shadow up in the air cell.
     

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