Eggs are not moving.... Lockdown Day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HookLineSilkie, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. HookLineSilkie

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    ok, so when I put them into lockdown a day or so ago they were alive in shell. As soon as I locked it up, I have seen no egg movement. I don’t want to open lid. It is day 20... I have shone a light on my eggs from outside the incubator and they don’t move. I have been staring at them constantly, no movement. Sometimes I think I see slight raising and lowering like breathing patterns but I think I’m going cross-eyed. Is this normal? I’m not normal but is my situation with the still and quiet eggs normal? I am having a bout of egg-ziety.
     
  2. Skippersnh

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    omg you started a new thread lol
    ok i would candle 1 or 2 to confirm movement im sure they are fine
    ive candled during lockdown quite a few times just be fast about it
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

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    Embryos sleep too. I don't even look for egg movement. It doesn't matter till they hatch or don't. There is zero you can do at this point to make a difference one way or the other.
     
  4. HookLineSilkie

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    I just want to know if this is a bad sign or normal! Aaaah! Lol!
     
  5. HookLineSilkie

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    I just hope I’m not staring at dead eggs but, yes, I suppose you’re right.
     
  6. Skippersnh

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    normal, i couldnt see movement no matter how long a stared at the eggs my first time hatching thats why i candled i also checked for internal pips when i candled
     
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  7. HookLineSilkie

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    Thank you! I feel better. I’m going to go distract myself...
     
  8. FortCluck

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    There's nothing you can do besides be patient and wait. I'd wait 48 hours after day 21 to make sure they all have a fair chance to hatch. Then the ones that don't hatch, do eggtopsies to see what is inside. Do it in a plastic ziplock bag so you can just discard the contents.
     
  9. FortCluck

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    I saw little to no movement after day 18 and got 21 chicks out of 30 eggs. I even had humidity issues so I'm positive that you'll get chicks by tomorrow!
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

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    I recommend you do yourself a favor. Either sit on your hands or get another hobby for a few days. Nothing you can do will speed up the process or revive a dead embryo.
    Any damage was done at least 3 weeks prior to collecting eggs and during the 3 weeks of incubation.
     

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