How long should I wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JamesA, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today is day 23 and most of my chicks are here.I had a few eggs with nothing going on so I opened one and it was a live chick that was not fully developed yet.I guess I killed it ! Sorry!I have not got the candling down yet so do I just wait on the last three or what?
     
  2. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    You should wait at least 5 days after the due date. If the eggs smell toss them but if not just wait.
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i give them 5 extra days unless there is no activity for a few days or i can smell them. put the one u opened back in and leave it alone it still may hatch.
     
  4. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it sound like I had incubator issues for them to take this long or is this normal? I had 12 hatch out on day 21 and are doing great.
     

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