egg signs of life???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its day 21 i see nothing happening what should i look for to see if its alive plz help me !!!!
     
  2. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long should i wait untill i know whats going on please i need some hand holding
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Just have Patience, your temps and humidity could have been low during incubation and that will slow the hatching down. You will see a pip (small hole) being developed by the chick, he will rest, learning to breathe in air and finish absorbing his yolk sac before he zips his way around the shell. This can take 24 hours and longer. I've had chicks hatch out as late as day 25.
     
  4. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    im no expert but give them 3 more days after day 23 and than shake one and see if it rattles or feals light if so than its all dried out
     
  5. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    also i see your from west virginia . what part ?
    im in berkeley springs wv ... if your interested i have 2 maran roosters and im looking for a good home for one or two
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them some time..low temps or Humdity can cause slow hatching. Atleast wait till day 26! I made the mistake not waiting and killed 2 live chicks. So plz just wait!
     
  7. greenslope

    greenslope New Egg

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    I had the same problem and after day 25 they hatched and i had good healthy chicks
     
  8. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i only have one egg though and i just candeled him and i see a spot about 1cm by 1cm that is not filled im really concerned




    and im looking for some hatching eggs too if anyone can ship some to me
     

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