Hatching to early HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jennyworley35, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 egg that has been in lockdown 3 days should be hatching today but nothing put 2 in lockdown yesterday and already 1 of the little squirts has pipped should I worry about the first little egg and it has only been 20 days on egg # 2 but number 1 should be hatching and I have dates written on eggs so no mix up please is he ok I am new have only hatched 2 eggs before
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    20 days isn't early. Usually they will pip between day 19 and day 21. No worries there.

    The other 1 - what day of the week did you set it? Sometimes day 21 is confusing. If you set the eggs on a Wednesday, they will (should) hatch on a Wednesday.
     
  3. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set it on Wednesday the 29th It should be hatching today they were in the same incubator until lockdown so it seems like it would have hatched early too I am just worried for nothing it'll will probably hatch tonight lol
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Good luck with your hatch. Try to be calm. Go out to a movie or distract yourself in some way if possible - it will make the time go by faster :fl
     
  5. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg that I said was on day 20 was really day 19 me and my husband put them in yestrday morning one of those 2 finally hatched today sometime before I came home for lunch but the 1st egg is now on day 22 and still not one peep and the other egg that I put in lockdown with the one that just hatched nothing from it either but like I said it just went in yesterday morning. But I am really worried about the egg that has been in lockdown for 4 days how long should I wait I candled before putting in lockdown and all was well looked fully developed and had an air cell so how long before I pull it out?
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'd candle on day 24 and if it is not internally pipped - it has died :(
     
  7. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks aoxa I hope it hasn't died I hate loosing them.[​IMG]
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Bump that umidity up as high as you can without opening it. Does it not wiggle?
     
  9. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's not doing anything the other egg hatched this morning and it is now on day 23 If it hasn't hatched by the time I take out the other chick in the morning I am going to candle it but it hasn't done anything thank you though maybe it will suprise me[​IMG]
    [​IMG]This is my new little chick and the stubborn egg. If it does hatch I'm gonna name it Slow Pokey.LOL
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Here is a tip for candling without shrink wrapping. Get a mist bottle ready with nice warm water. Since there is only one egg, not a big deal. Open it up and spray. Put a blanket over the incubator and yourself (think tent) to keep humidity in. Candle fast enough to see if internally pipped. If not internally pipped, take a bit more time and see if you can see movement.

    I'm sorry to say that I have never had one hatch after day 23 if it was not internally pipped :(
     

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