Help!!!Day 24, no chicks. Please read. Pic of chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glenda in ms, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. glenda in ms

    glenda in ms Out Of The Brooder

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    Float tested all- definate movement in 4, 19 dead. I opened the 19, a few were early quitters, day 10 or so, but the majority of them were very mature, still yolk in sack. 3 pipped. A few were shunk wrapped. Boo Hoo, these were very expensive BCM.

    What do I do with the ones that I saw definate movement in float test? Are they savable? Set in Little giant, still air at 101F, had one high temp of 106 on day 18....

    These eggs were set on January 29 at 11am.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. gitlost80

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    When you candled,Have they broken into the inner air sac yet?
     
  3. glenda in ms

    glenda in ms Out Of The Brooder

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    will do that now- what if they haven't?
     
  4. gitlost80

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    Im confused. Are the pipped ones alive? When did you do the float test? How many do you have in total?
     
  5. glenda in ms

    glenda in ms Out Of The Brooder

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    1 chirping, 1 pushing at airsac others nothing notable.
     
  6. gitlost80

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    They could be late bloomers, or if you already saw other ones shrink wrapped, theres a possibility they are too. How long has it been pipped?
     
  7. glenda in ms

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    Quote:Perhaps I am using the wrong terminology, 3 of the dead ones had broken through the air sac. I did the float test 1 hour ago. I have 5 positive float test. I know I said 4 earlier, but I couldn't see one of them through the incubator.

    I started out with 28 eggs, culled a few early on that were infertile, 5 left that past the float test. Sorry for not being more clear. Thank you all for the help.
     
  8. glenda in ms

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    Quote:Not long; I didn't hear it chirping an hour ago when I floated them.
     
  9. gitlost80

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    So have any actually broken through the shell? if not, maybe they are too big for their shells or the shells are too thick? If the one thats peeping hasnt broken through the shell, poke a tiny hole on the air cell side of the shell. Maybe they are suffocating?. When you take them out, wrap them in a wet warm washcloth so they dont shrink wrap.


    Pipped: When they first poke a hole through the shell.
     
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  10. glenda in ms

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    None have broken through shell. Thanks for the helping.....I am a pit mama too!
     

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