first timer - green egg- day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justtima, May 20, 2012.

  1. justtima

    justtima In the Brooder

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    So I got a green egg from a farm in Long Island. I made an incubator with a styrofoam cooler. I placed a bulb and thermometer inside and water. The temp has been from 98 to 101. I turned it 3 to 4 times a day till day 18. Today is day 21 and nothing so far. I candled it on day 16 and it had a large air sac and the egg was dark. My nerves are shot. Help. [​IMG]
     
  2. OMG-- know what you mean.... I think that you have to hang-in-there..... do you hear any peeping? Good luck with your baby.... You may need to visit your feed store to get some company for just 1-chick though.

    Welcome to the BYC forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    Does your incubator have vent holes? Also if you had some drops in your temperture, that could explain it still not hatching. I have faith, come on chickie break out.
     
  4. justtima

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    I don't hear any peeping. I'm losing my mind. And my temp keeps changing. I've been checking every 30 mins like a mad woman! [​IMG] Thanks for the welcome!
     
  5. justtima

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    It has lots of vent holes. I'm going bonkers. [​IMG]
     
  6. justtima

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    I read that some people do a float test at day 23ish. Should I do that? I also read some people candle their chickie. If chickie doesn't come [​IMG] out I think I'm going to drive back out to the farm and get 3 green eggs and actually buy an incubator.
     
  7. read the other day that someone had a hatch at day 23-- so maybe you will get it yet. Otherwise OF COURSE you should get more eggs and try again --- :O) Post back to celebrate your hatch..... fingers crossed for your chick....
     
  8. justtima

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    OMG OMG[​IMG] its hatching!!! today is day 24!!!! COME ON CHICKIE!
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  9. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I remember the first time I hatched an egg. It was so exciting! Congratulations - and enjoy the show!
     
  10. justtima

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    Thank you! How long did it take? I feel like I'm gonna end up siting up all night watching it. [​IMG]
     

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