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Help no pips no peeps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenonmymind, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Chickenonmymind

    Chickenonmymind Out Of The Brooder

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    I have buff Orpington eggs hatching today is day 21 but I did not put them in the incubator intell about 6pm and it's 9am right now. I have not heard them make any noises. Should I candlel them? I have 30 eggs in there and it looked like about 25 of them would hatch. I also had a little date mix up stoped flipping them 2 days earlier then I should have. And the humidity and temp are right. HELP WHAT SHOULD I DO
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    do nothing! day 21 is "supposed" to be hatching day...let nature takes it course...temps between 99.5 and 102 humidity at lockdown 65-75% do NOT open the bator afterwards or you are messing with their hatching environment...be patient-walk away-no fingers! just staring is fine! you havent even hit the full 21 days yet until tonight-patience [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenonmymind

    Chickenonmymind Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, mabey it will be a Christmas surprise![​IMG]
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I hope so for you!!!! [​IMG]

    Do NOT try to help---if you get nothing until day 23 a full 23 days then I tend to "check out" a few eggs to see whats up!
     
  5. lagunitas

    lagunitas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as a dear friend of mine tells me: dontopenitdontopenitdontopenit.....
     
  6. CBarrett

    CBarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You never know when they decide to show up. Our first bunch hatched on day 20. Our next bunch hatched on day 22 and 23. We had a straggler yesterday (day 23) that I was about to give up on and then we finally saw a pip. And to think I almost threw him away!
     
  7. lagunitas

    lagunitas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i usually set my batches for the evening so on "day 21" so i'm sleeping when they start pipping, lest i'm tempted to mess with the 'bator. i've had hatches where i couldn't hear a thing and then it was nothing but fluffy chicks when i woke up in the morning, and even then that could be day 20 or day 22.
    what kind of incubator are you using?
     

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