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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kookykate328, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the 21st day of incubation and we have 15 eggs left to hatch. 4 have hatched early and none that are in the incubator now have pipped yet. Should I be worried? Please Help!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you candle before lockdown and were they moving then? I would give them another day or two. While the natural inclination is to want to open the incubator and check on them, the reality is that there isn't a lot you can do. If they are alive, they may be resting and absorbing the yolk in preparation for hatching, and leaving the incubator closed to maintain temp/humidity is the best thing you can do. If they are not alive, picking them up and messing with them is not going to change the outcome. So.....wait and see for a little while longer. Good luck!
     
  3. kookykate328

    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some of them were moving when i candled them before lockdown i havent messed with the eggs and one hatched this morning it is a blue silkie but it looks yellow
     
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    kookykate328 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] now she is dried off more but this is a pic from a little after she hatched
     
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