Help day 24 no sound movement or piping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Love my chicks, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Love my chicks

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    Hi please can someone give me advice, this is my first incubation and I followed the rules of turning eggs, right temp & humidity and now it's day 24 and still no signs of chicks hatching. On day 21 I slowly opened up a egg and the chick was alive (later died) :(
    However it had not fully absorbed yolk sac and it looked like a day 18 chick not day 21 so I candled the rest and they all look a live. But I don't know what to do I'm worried what if the have internally piped and are stuck, I'm really worried about my them. Should I leave them alone and wait or try and make a little hole to see what's going on.
     
  2. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What was your temp like? If you have low temps then that could cause a late hatch. My advice is as long as they're alive, let them hatch on their own terms.
    They can live up to 3 days on the nutrients in the eggs, and if you're really worried you can scratch a small hole in the big end of the egg. But sometimes they really are best left alone.
    Good luck!
     
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  3. Love my chicks

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    Hi thanks for replying, temp was kept at 37-38'c I think I'm gonna take your advice and wait I don't want anymore to die, this is so nerve racking [​IMG]
     
  4. Love my chicks

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    Erm just wondering how long I should wait?
     
  5. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really sure. I accidentally killed a chick once by opening it up too soon. One method I've heard of is putting the egg in a glass of warm water and seeing if it moves. Even if it doesn't move though, it could be sleeping.[​IMG]
     
  6. Love my chicks

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    Ok I'm going to wait another day or so and pray they hatch :/
     
  7. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! (I'm on day 19 now and hoping mine are alive.)
     
  8. Love my chicks

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    Thank you, hope all goes well with your hatch xxxx
     
  9. Love my chicks

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    Still nothing, I'm so disappointed after all those weeks of tender loving care..... Nothing ;(
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    What were your humidity levels like? Sometimes they go 25 days.
     

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