hatch issue?

ralphlamell

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We incubated 16 eggs 8 were fertile at day 5. Day 22, 2 hatched and day 23 1 hatched. We are on day 25 and the other 5 have not piped yet.
Should we be concerned?
Is there a chance they will still hatch?
 
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Sorry to say but no I don't think anymore will hatch. I use day 25 as a cut off point for thinking they are not going to hatch and would remove them from the incubator. You could candle and tap or float test to see if there is any sign of life. But my thinking would be no and any late hatchers tend to be the weak birds usually with health issues. Sorry you havnt had more hatch but wishing you the very best with your 3 new chicks :jumpy. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems
 
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