How long should I give my eggs to hatch after the scheduled hatch date??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Asuitfamily, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. cacklemama

    cacklemama Songster

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    I have 12 polish top knot eggs in my incubator. Temp 100, humidity 50% days 1-17. On day 18 all were candled moving had air cell and removed from turning tray. I increased humidity to 65%. I'm half way thru day 21 and nothing is happening. I guess I'm being overly anxious as this is my first time trying to hatch. lol
     
  2. Spiderduck

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    Mines are just like that now

    What happened to yours?
     
  3. Spiderduck

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    What happened to them? Did they hatch? Maybe after day 21
     
  4. cacklemama

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    I had 2 hatch on day on day 22 with another one pipped. The third one that pipped didn't start to zip after 48 hours I assisted but the little guy didn't make it. I had 2 successful hatches out of the 12 eggs. the remainder were fully developed 3 had yolk that did not absorb fully and the others were very wet. Someone said the humidity was to high during day 1-17. My next go around I'll keep it lower. Hope your hatch is going well.
     
  5. Spiderduck

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    Oh right i see. My little guy is pipped a bit. But not coming out yet. Im not sure how ling it been now but im giving it some nore time to get out on its own. If its not out by tomorrow afternoon. Ill assist it. I can hear it peeping. They do say it takes time for it to start zipping.
     
  6. cacklemama

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    yes it does my second one took almost 24 hrs to start zipping
     
  7. Chickygirl63

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    If I tap in to the air cell to see if chick is dead or alive do i also open the membrane of air sack to check or not
     

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