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Help..need advice...eggs been in lockdown for 8 days now

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pollitohenhouse, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. pollitohenhouse

    pollitohenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 18 eggs (chickens) that were due to hatch on march 29th. I put them in lockdown on the 18th day of incubation. I was patient enough to not touch the incubator til they where 3 days overdue. I did a float test in warm water, and all of the eggs were rocking and rolling in the water.....but still no pips today....wth is going on?
     
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Put them back in lockdown, your temps may have been a bit low.
     
  3. pollitohenhouse

    pollitohenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah...I put them back into lockdown...I think you were right on the temps, got a pip this morning :)
     

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