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Eggs shaking but no pipping???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debby07, May 2, 2016.

  1. debby07

    debby07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to incubating eggs. They where all candle at day 18 and were all looking good. Most of the eggs have been shing for a couple of days and some have stopped. Havnt herd any chirping. No piping. We are on day 23. I thought maybe because i didnt get the incubater up to temp before i put the eggs in
    It would take an extra day. Not sure but am worried something is wrong as some havent move for a day and no piping. Does this sound normal.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's not normal. Eggs moving a day before hatching is normal but to stop there after for a day is not. I have a hunch what went wrong. First off let me make sure I understand completely. A bunch were shaking the eggs on day 21 and stopped day 22 and now it's day 23. Correct?
     
  3. debby07

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    Yes they stop and start one that hadnt shook for a while started to vibrate for a short minute but now stopped. There are only five. I candled all and no movement and no internal pip but then some shook after that too. I little bit confused but sure something is not right.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are still moving about then there is hope. It voids my hunch of what might have caused it. Basically the temperature was a bit low and they are delayed in hatching. Which is fine. My hunch which if still moving wasn't correct was if humidity is really high for first 18 days the air cell doesn't develop enough and if extremely high will fill with some water so the chicks when internally piping either have no place to put beak and breath or there is enough water in there they aspirate and drown anyway. It's actually quite common for first time hatching attempts as a lot of literature state extremely high humidity which isn't right at all. Only for last three days of incubation should you be high.
     
  5. debby07

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    I put the eggs is water andthey all sank so we opened them and all chicks fully developed but dead. They seemed to be in the correct position but just couldnt pip for sone reason.

    This is the incubater i used i borrowed it from a friend there is no way to tell temp or humidity. Do you know anything about it. I think i will invest in a better one. Any ideas.
     
  6. debby07

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    I cant get my picture up for some reason but the incubater is octogon shape and has a temp dial on it. And thats it. Water goes in the bottom up to the fill mark.
     

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