How long should I wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenfeed, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. chickenfeed

    chickenfeed Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning is Day 22. One out of 12 hatched this morning at 7:30. I don't see any signs yet of any others starting to pip. How long should I wait for the others before giving up on them?
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    give it another couple of says. I heard of people waiting a week. I hope you get more pips and hatches
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2008
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would wait at least 3 more days. If you had low temps you could be having a late hatch. If you want you can candle the eggs and if there is movement and what the air cell looks like. See if you can tell if the chicks have pipped any of the air cells.

    Let us know what you see.
     
  4. chickenfeed

    chickenfeed Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! That is longer than I had thought. I will try to candle them tonight and will let you know. This is my first attempt at hatching thanks to this forum and everyone's kind help and vast knowledge! I couldn't have done this without it!!! Thanks again!!!
     
  5. chickenfeed

    chickenfeed Out Of The Brooder

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    Two more have pipped!!!!




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  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    YAY!! I cant wait to see pics [​IMG]
     

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