How long is to long for chicks to hatch?

andischickenfarm

Songster
12 Years
Jun 19, 2007
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N.E. Oklahoma
The eggs were supposed to hatch today and none of them have even pipped! And last time I waited approx 5 days after due date and nothing happened and when I threw them out everyone of them had a fullsize chick in it. I don't want to do that again! Thanks in advance.

Andi
 

arlee453

Songster
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
3,768
16
221
near Charlotte NC
chicken eggs? 21 days.

If the chicks are fully forming but not hatching it might be that your humidity is too high and the chicks are drowning when they pip up into the air cell.

Alternately, the temps may be running consistently low, causing a delay in hatch.

Check out this link - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/AA204

lots
of great info there about troubleshooting incubation/hatching issues

Good luck!
 

Akane

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
4,654
51
251
You can't really do much if none of them are pipping. Trying to help is more likely to end up killing a healthy chick than saving a stuck one. Is your humidity high enough? Did you figure out why the others didn't hatch? Did they even break the membrane or get completely stuck?
 

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