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help! eggs stopped moving

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hperk806, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. hperk806

    hperk806 Hatching

    Sep 9, 2014
    This is my first time hatching chicken eggs..they are rhode island reds. Its day 22 in the incubator and 4 were moving quite often but now I have not seen them shaking in about an hour and no pipping yet..my temp and all are about 99F...should I be concerned yet??

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would give it bit more time, the days may be off, if the 'bator experienced any lows in temp. What is the humidity at this point.? If you candle eggs - try the ones that weren't moving first. The ones you saw moving may be getting ready to pip. Also go to "Raising backyard chickens," the side tabs to the right, give info on hatching etc.
  3. I would tap them wile holding them to my ear as it sounds like it is time for some intervention before they are gone ...... [​IMG]
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Drumstick Diva's advice. Good luck with the hatch!
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    X3 on Drumstick Diva's advice.

    I hope they hatch!
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I would also wait a while longer. And defiantly candle them.
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You need to give them more time. 21 days is just an average. They can hatch days later if the incubation temp was a bit low. So give them a few more days yet and see if they don't start hatching.

    Good luck with the hatch and keep us posted!

  8. hperk806

    hperk806 Hatching

    Sep 9, 2014
    Thanks for all the suggestions! Still no signs of hatching...my humidity dropped very low but I don't now how to create humidity in there...I did candle them and can definitely see the chick, but can't tell if theyre moving
  9. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    I think they rest up before pipping too. It's a lot of work getting out of an egg.
    Have fun take baby pics and please share!
    Welcome to BYC

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