Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenMama24, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. ChickenMama24

    ChickenMama24 New Egg

    Dec 25, 2016
    I really don't know what to do now but I had set 3 eggs with similar hatch dates in for lock down. One was a dude and looked like a mummy when we opened it. Another one stopped developing and was a tiny baby but was all bloody in the egg like some thing busrt!! And lastly the oldest looks fully developed but no pips and hasn't hatched!! She is on day 29!!! I did the float test she appeared to wiggle but I just set another egg day 17 for her and she wiggled vigorously in the float test. Ughhhhh so frustrating!! Please help!!
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    at 29 days I can't think its going to hatch
  3. ChickenMama24

    ChickenMama24 New Egg

    Dec 25, 2016
    I've heard some people had them hatch at 30 days so I donno!!
  4. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the baby is alive, it has a chance. You cant give the chick a death letter if its still alive...thats not how it works....

    What is your humidity at? I too, have heard of people hatching at 30 days its possible. What is your temp? Tap your finger against the egg shell and keep doing so for a bit, what do your hear? Cheeping?

    Are you positive its alive?
  5. ChickenMama24

    ChickenMama24 New Egg

    Dec 25, 2016
    I'm not sure really when tapping I try not to tap too much just three taps and pause to see a wiggle bUT I feel like that only works for the small fetus' like 5 day Olds. When I candle not much to see. **** humidity won't go past 57 at most I have 3 sponges 2 half sponges a wet wash cloth three small cups that are an inch deep that you would put dipping sauce in like ketchup and all 6 water resistors are full!!! I have a little Giant still air incubator. My room (where the batons are) is the hottest in the house even with the ceiling fan on. Temp is between 99.6 and 101.4 and the air sacs look normal but as far as I can see sheach hasn't internally peeped and defiantly no external peeps. She was also the second egg ever laid by her mother Cleo a 7 month old silkie bantam the first egg was unfertilized.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sorry I have never incubated eggs. I would think it's too late for anything positive to occur.
  7. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is true, i've always had chicks hatch too early rather than too, i dont know what would happen with chicks hatching too late. But dont you think if its still alive it can still hatch?
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I am a hatching novice so I'll leave that to the experts. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  9. ChickenMama24

    ChickenMama24 New Egg

    Dec 25, 2016
    Could you send this to anyone you know who's an experienced hatcher?
  10. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    There's a forum dedicated to incubating and hatching: Incubating & Hatching Eggs

    The experts there should be able to offer you some assistance.

    Good luck!
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