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Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Need some advice! I set my eggs March 4 at 7pm. Today is March 26 7am. This is day 22 right? Just checking because I'm a little fuzzy how you count the days. I have 2 eggs that are unpipped. Is it too early to take them out to candle?

    I had 5 eggs in there, the others hatched 24-36 hours ago and I have already taken them out.
     
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  2. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]

    Here's the Buff Orpington I helped out of its shell yesterday morning.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes and no. If there are no pips there's no way, (unless you drop them) that it's going to hurt to candle.
    Good job!
     
  4. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled the eggs. In one of them I can still see what looks like blood vessels but I also see clumps of stuff floating around and the whole mass seems to move a lot when I wiggle the egg. The chick also looks too small for the size of the shell. Looks dead...is it?

    The other one I see a large air sac and a dark mass but can't distinguish much.

    No cheeps no movement.

    Do I throw these out and if so, when?
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    The first one sounds like a goner to me, the second if there's no internal pip, the chances are pretty good it's non-viable too. I would tap into the air cell to double check before calling it, that way if you do see movement, there's still a chance for hatch.
     
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  6. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I did the eggtopsy just now. The egg with the weird floating stuff was clearly rotten, but the other egg in which it was hard to see....there was a perfectly formed chick inside, with its little beak poking out of the membrane, stuck in that position. I never saw a pip in the shell, either by looking or by candling. I don't know what happened, I wonder if it was rolled like the other Buff Orpington and couldn't get a hole out? I can't help but think if I had candled it earlier I could have saved. it. [​IMG]
     
  7. boymeetschicken

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    ps I'm now planning my 3rd hatch. How many times do I have to do this before it becomes an addiction?
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

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    Don't. Before they make an external pip, there's not much you can do.

    Once...lol
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    did you set them all at the same time? Time doesn't matter, I would say your hatching day is the 25th, so yes 26th would be day 22.. I would say something is wrong with the two that are left.. check them for movement..
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Awee sweet, why did you have to help???
     

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