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First hatch nerves! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by xopp, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. xopp

    xopp New Egg

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    Hello all!
    So we are on day 20 of our first hatch !
    We started off with six silkie eggs but three of them didn't develop which broke my heart anyway and now I'm worrying about the last three not hatching. I candled them before they went into lockdown and to my knowledge everything looked good. The only reason I'm worrying is because I've read about people's eggs rocking and rolling and maybe even cheeping for a day or two before the hatch date and mine aren't showing any signs of movement or pipping [​IMG]

    Do you think they're okay? Obviously I know not to interfere ! It's just so nerve wracking.
     
  2. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We start day twenty in about 3 1/2 hrs and my incubator is silent as well. Most of my action typically starts end of day twenty through end of day 21. Find something to keep you busy! Growing and hatching is hard work. Be patient for now! :)
     
  3. xopp

    xopp New Egg

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    That's reassuring, thank you!
    I'm going to get out of the house for a little while and do a food shop before I drive myself crazy waiting around and staring at the incubator [​IMG]
    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. smurf farm

    smurf farm New Egg

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    Remember as well eggs can be off of your date by as much as 3/4 days dont panic let nature do its thing.
     
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And good luck with your hatch as well! I heard some peeping a while back but no external pips yet. You'll have to update with your progress! It would be fun to see how yours progresses compared to mine. I have a couple dozen.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016

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