Hatching problems - help??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BlsdMama, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. BlsdMama

    BlsdMama Chirping

    Mar 22, 2009
    12 candled and healthy eggs in the 'bator. Today is Day 22.
    4 hatched yesterday.
    1 hatched in the wee hours of the AM.
    2 more eggs are pipped but nothing is going on.

    One has been pipped since last night. Chick is alive and calling but not making any progress at all.

    Took them out of the turner on Day 18. Added water to the wells at half full.

    I do not know the humidity. Seems dry - the hatched eggs are drying out quickly?

    It hasn't been opened except once - I took the five chicks out this afternoon and put water in the wells.
    Is that a mistake? Should I take them out?

    Styrofoam incubator, still air, no fan, consistent heat.
    All 12 eggs looked great on Day 18. (Had 18, removed six.)

    What can I do? Anything? For the unopened ones? For the pipped ones?
  2. BlsdMama

    BlsdMama Chirping

    Mar 22, 2009
    Still in the same spot - chicks still chirping. :( Not good. Any help out there?
  3. lagraham123

    lagraham123 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2013
    They can take quite a while to zip out! I had a pip yesterday morning, thought it would be the first one out. 2 others pipped, zipped and hatched, and the first to pip was e last one out yesterday :) don't give up hope. Chirping is a great thing!

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