help! day 23: 12 eggs, one hatched, one pip, 10 no movement. what do we do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by prairiedaze, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. prairiedaze

    prairiedaze New Egg

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    day 23: 12 purchased fertile bantam eggs: 2 pips on day 21, one hatched 22, 10 no movement.

    the other pip has movement poking through pip hole.

    we've left the hatched chick in the incubator.

    what do we do next?
     
  2. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, first congrats!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Next, just sit back [​IMG] and enjoy !!!! Your little chick will be fine in there. They don't need to eat or drink for the first 3 days due to absorbing the yoke.

    Also, It can take 24 hours from pip to hatch. Just be patient and don't open the incubator unless it is an emergency!
     
  3. prairiedaze

    prairiedaze New Egg

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    thank you! we ended up candeling them at day 25 and all we saw was sloshy liquid.

    so, carefully poking a hole in the large end, all we could see was yolk in 10 of the 12 (2 hatched already).

    it seemed weird since we bought these from murray mcmurray.

    basically, we have 2 $20 chicks.

    yikes.

    but we're grateful those two made it!


    we went today to the store and bought 3 one week bantam chicks to join the fun.
     
  4. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aw, well I am sorry so many were bad, but it happens!! Congrats on the other chicks!! Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  5. prairiedaze

    prairiedaze New Egg

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    does it seem unusual for purchased fertile eggs?

    does it seem like we did something wrong?

    they were an assorted mix of bantams, so could it be that the two we hatched handled the environment better?

    anyway, questions, questions.
     
  6. henpeck31

    henpeck31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on getting one. That is all i got on my first try of incubating. Did you use a wet hatch or a dry hatch? It is a science that takes alot of practice. This is the right place to ask questions.
     

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