Egg on day 22, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dodgersmomma, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    So I posted before about transporting eggs and I'm happy to say it went well, no cracks or scratches and they stayed warm. Now my problem is that one if them still hasn't hatched. The first egg hatched on day 19-20 but the other one still hasn't yet and it's about to be day 22. What should I do? Should I candle the egg or just wait and see? Please help I really want him to survive becuae A.J. (the first chick) is very lonely. He sits up against the egg and waits for him but nothing happens and I want him to have his brother/sister.
     
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can candle if you'd like, just to check that the chick is still ok, they can be late sometimes however the chick may experience difficulty hatching or have some abnormal defect with legs or such. I've had quite a few hatch a bit late and they've been fine and i've had some hatch late that have had abnormalities. I'd say candle for movement and then wait and see. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get out of your house

    dont bother your incubator

    be pantiente
     
  4. Squishypuff

    Squishypuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    at that point, would candling do anything? Mine at day 18 (when they went into lockdown) were so big and crwoded up in there that there was no movement to be seen- just dark chick and air sac. Mine are also at day 22 now, so I can't decide what to do. I'm leaving mine until day 25, then cracking them open to see what might have gone wrong.
     
  5. Lovable Chicks

    Lovable Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled at day 23 and could tell the baby had went into the air cell and a few hours later it had pip.
     
  6. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs are at day 23 and only one has peeped but it never hatched an it died for some reason!! So I'm kindof upset and don't know what to do ether!!
     
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  8. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled the egg and it doesn't look the same as it did the other day. The other day it was all black except for the air sack, now there seems to be more space in there and I didn't see any movement. But there are still vains in the egg that I can see. Should I wait a little longer or should I crack it to see if it died?
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  9. Dodgersmomma

    Dodgersmomma Out Of The Brooder

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    But it doesn't smell or anything like that.
     
  10. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try the water test

    just make sure the eggs are not peep

    if the egg rocks still alive if not than bad news
     

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