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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flewdacoop, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I AM ON DAY 22 ON MY INCUBATING AND THEY HAVE BEEN ON LOCK DOWN SINCE DAY 18. WHEN DO I GIVE UP ON A HATCH.. HOW MANY DAYS DO I LET IT GO BEFORE I THROW THEM AWAY AND TRY AGAIN, THIS WAS MY FIRST TRY AT IT AND I WAS POSITIVE ON DAY 18 THAT I SEEN 10 OUT OF THE 12 LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD CHICKS IN IT BUT I COULD OF SEEN THE YOLKS... THANKS AND GOD BLESS
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have no pips I would candle again. You should see some movement if they are healthy. Depending on your incubation temp they can be delayed a few days if the temp was low.
     
  3. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up hope.... give them some more time... wishing your eggs the best...
     
  4. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k thanks i am going to re candle again and hope for the best
     
  5. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did a float test on them and found out one was a yolker and one had died and had 4 for sure that were bobbing up and down with live chickens in them..
     
  6. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait until day 25. By then, it's almost certain they won't hatch and can be trashed; always candle before throwing them out. Day 22 is still early. More than half of my good hatches take place on day 22. Way to early to be float testing, they could begin hatching literally any minute. Sit on your hands and wait. You should have chicks soon.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  7. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i am on day 26 and still no chicks yet what should i do should i candle again or is now a good time to float test.. HELP
     
  8. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can candle and/or float test at this point.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
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  9. flewdacoop

    flewdacoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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    so sorry to hear this! How did the float go on the last?
     

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