Hopes are dwindelling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Francischick, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

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    Well its goingto be the fourth day in lock down and no pips peepsor wiggling eggs. My feelings are getting hurt.
     
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes about 21 days for a chicken egg to hatch, if that's what you are talking about. If not, just pretend that I wasn't here...lol
     
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So that would put you on day 22? Don't give up hope just yet. Maybe they are just a bit late.
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you candle them when you put them in lockdown? Was there movement then? If there are no pips at all (and I've had them pip on the underside of the egg where I couldn't see the pip but a little egg shell lying under them was the giveaway, so check carefully) you might very carefully candle and see if any have pipped into the air cell.
     
  5. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled the night before and there was movement so you thin I should got ahead and cndle them again or just wait?
     
  6. rapidjohn

    rapidjohn New Egg

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    just leave them alone I have had hatch at 25 days!
    the more you disturb them the more chance of fatality's

    Regards John
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    In that case I would just leave them alone and give them a bit longer. Unless there was a major temp fluctuation, if there was the movement when they went into lockdown, hopefully they're still viable and will be pipping soon. If they have internally pipped, you might hear the occasional cheep even before they pip, so listen out for that (you can hear it even over the hum of an incubator fan).
     
  8. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any peeps yet?[​IMG]
     
  9. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

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    Nothing yet
     
  10. chefchick

    chefchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be going crazy by now.. have you candled them again yet? Maybe just a real quick peek to see if there is any movement at all.... This is so sad. I had a 0% hatch about a month ago... but they were shipped eggs that had ruptured air cells that had little hope of hatching anyway.
     

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