First time at hatching, help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Annam78, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Annam78

    Annam78 New Egg

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    I got 10 chicken eggs 3 weeks ago, and was a complete novice. I've done everything as instructed, but it's the end of day 22 and no sign of any chicks. I had a quick candle this morning and could see a few still wriggling, so left them well alone.
    I've borrows an old incubator and it doesn't have any humidity measuring device, although I've kept the water tray full and added more in the last week.
    Will my eggs hatch?? I'm going insane waiting
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you started counting the day you put them in, then you are a day ahead of the chicks.

    If you started counting 24 hours after you put them in, then they are right on time.

    If you still see wiggling, then put them back in the incubator and sit on your hands for the next three days.
     
  3. DALBERT

    DALBERT Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought day one was the day you put them in, not the next day.
     
  4. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will my eggs hatch?? I'm going insane waiting

    I know - this is the hardest part. [​IMG] A couple of ours hatched out late, too. If the temp was a little low, they say it could take a couple extra days. Hang in there!​
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Day 1 starts at the point in time when the internal temperature of the egg reaches 99.5 degrees. This usually happens around 24 hours after you put the egg in the incubator.

    So put them in, wait 24 hours, then start counting.
     

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