Eggs on day 22 help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by elsfieldchickens, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. My chicken eggs are on day 22 and nothing has happened no cheeping no piping.
    What should I do?
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    If there are no pips candle them... I have had the same problem and its disappointing but then sometimes I have candled and was able to see that a few were still ok..
  3. All the eggs are good and have chicks in
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Songster

    Aug 10, 2013
    You candled today? Do you see movement? Sometimes a temperature reduction can delay the hatch, if you were able to see chicks moving around then I would leave them alone..
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I agree your temp was a tad low and to let em be. Also you may have miscounted the days. If today (Tues.) is day 22 then you would have set them on a Monday.
  6. I set them on a Monday morning.
    I havnt candled them yet today.
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Just remember 21 is just an average, and yes, slightly cooler average temps can cause a day or two delay. There is nothing you can do without jeapardizing the chicks to help them at this point. It's just a wait and see when incubating eggs. My first hatch was a bust with my only survivor hatching day 23/24. My next hatch half pipped day 19 and hatched day 20 the rest hatched by the end of day 21. A lot of variables, so don't give up. Give them a couple days past "hatch day" before you get too worried.

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