First time hatching egg one on day 23

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by self6241, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. self6241

    self6241 New Egg

    Jan 3, 2016
    what should I do. it still has movement when in water. does it need help hatching.
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    If the egg doesn't make the pip itself, there's not much you can do without risking jeapardizing the vascular system. Have you candled it? Is it internally pipped?
  3. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    you really shouldn't water candle an egg that's past day 18 (for chickens) of incubator unless you've candled with a light and determined that there are no internal or external pips as there is a good chance you can drown the chick. day 23 isn't a big issue if your incubator ran cooler then ideal during the incubator period. just be patient and wait it out, use this as a learning experience to fine tune your methods.

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