How much longer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PolloAdoro, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. PolloAdoro

    PolloAdoro In the Brooder

    Nov 1, 2010
    Conifer, Colorado
    I posted a while back about my incubator spiking to 112 F [​IMG] and was sure I would have no survivors. My eggs were due to hatch on the 10th. 1 did hatch on the 11th, how much more time should I give the other eggs before tossing them? I did pull the lonely chick out of the bator and noticed none of the eggs have pipped yet. So~ how many more days would you give them? Thanks- ( p.s-they are silkies)

  2. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Silkies are so tempramental and sensitive. I hatch those too. However, I have had some spikes in temps also and did have survivors. Leave the bator closed, make sure the water is full, and I would wait 3-5 days before tossing them out.
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    Sometimes silkies like to take their sweet time. I give mine 25 days to hatch. If you do not have any pips, an only if you don't have any pips, you might try to candle them or a few of them if you have a bunch in there to see if they developed all the way and survived. If you candled them before lockdown and they lookd developed and alive I would leave them be for a while. I have noticed with silkies, either they are a day early or really late!

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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010

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