Half way through day 22

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by llriggs27, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. llriggs27

    llriggs27 Just Hatched

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    I've hatched duck eggs before but this is my first time with chicken eggs. They went in the new incubator at 2:00 p.m.on March 5th. Going by hours, that puts us half way through day 22. No wobbling eggs, no pip, no noise. I did, reluctantly candle a few yesterday and noticed some movement in a couple eggs. Humidity is at 65 and has been since day 18. Should I be worried or just keep waiting?
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    What's the temperature been?
     
  3. llriggs27

    llriggs27 Just Hatched

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    The incubator reads in Celsius. It's been 37.7 to 37.9 the whole time which is 99.8 to 100.2
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    They should have hatched on day 21. Have any hatched yet?
     
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  5. llriggs27

    llriggs27 Just Hatched

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    None yet. Thought I saw one of the eggs wobble a bit last night after I posted. Keeping my fingers crossed
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You can hold a egg to your ear and lightly tap on the big end with you fingernail. If the chickens alive it will chirp at you.
     
  7. llriggs27

    llriggs27 Just Hatched

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    I'm so nervous about opening the incubator but I'll try
     
  8. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If your on day 23 then somthing is already wrong.
     
  9. Lucyluvchickens

    Lucyluvchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just hash some eggs a couple weeks ago, only one pipped on day 22. We then found out that usually the first day that you put them in as counted as day one, so that may have affected your counting . All of the rest of the egg started hatching on day 22 late at night through day 23. So really it varies. But if you candle them and you don't see anything it's most likely going to be normal because the chick is so big that you won't even see the outline of the chick at all- just darkness .
     
  10. llriggs27

    llriggs27 Just Hatched

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    Ok so, no chirp but I put it over the light and saw movement
     

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