I M so sadd... day 23 and no signs of life...sniff

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Peeper7, May 14, 2009.

  1. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    [​IMG] Just one...just one would have made me sooo happy-- but nothing. Someone at BYC told me to listen for sounds in the shell....but nothing...[​IMG]
    I read and I read in this site and it seems like so many hatch-addicts do well under so many different conditions....
    Dry Hatch...humid hatch...temp spikes...low temps...turning...not turning... what the heck? [​IMG]
    All were alive at one point. Little chance of bacterial problems, did have temp spikes to 103 and briefly 104. Humidity was probably too low -- the air spaces were fairly large. I just wish I knew what to do.
    Thanks for listening
  2. sojeo

    sojeo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    I'm on day 24 and I have 1 that is rocking and tapping. That egg wasn't doing anything yesterday, so don't lose hope yet!
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Hey - i feel for you. That is tough and there is no way of knowing what went wrong to do it differenly next time. I am day 20 and nothing happening so may end up the same. [​IMG]
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps


    These things just happen. Don't brow beat yourself. Get some more eggs and try again.

    Heck, we lost our rooster Tony on Good Friday. The day before he passed away his mate Alice went broody on 3 eggs. We waited FOUR weeks... nothing. He must have been a little "off" the last couple times he covered her... Some dear folks gave us four eggs (same breed, bantam cochins) to try under her. As of Saturday night she's sitting on those. Happy as a clam...

    Have a good cry, then blow your nose, get some more eggs and try again...

    Michael and Nan
  5. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Quote:Is this your first hatch? Did you ever "listen" to the eggs?
    should I candle? I was leaving them alone during 3 day hatch mode.
  6. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Quote:I'm so sorry, go ahead and tyr again. My first hatches were disasters and I actually cried over eggs, mostly because of my horrid incubator. Get a better incubator such as a genesis 1588 and try again. [​IMG]
  7. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    I did not think this would bother me so much. I think what bothers me the most is not knowing how to take corrective action for the next try. The guesswork drives me crazy. Seems like the hatching business is like that....

    It's really cool I've got a turkey so big in the egg that I can see feathers. Now I'm wondering why he is more developed than the others. Do I need to prepare for an earlier hatch?

    I just needed to feel sorry for myself today.....
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    be patient--don't give up hope-I have eggs that are a little over due-I just left them in-I had spikes of 105 and low humidity too-Right now the power went off and the temp dropped to 84 and humidity shot up to 87%-they are hatching like crazy--have faith and say a little prayer for them I will!!! [​IMG]
  9. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    Give them another day. Pick up each one, lightly tap the shell and see if you can hear any sound at all.

    So sorry...it's always heartbreaking...been there...[​IMG]
  10. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    I know you fellow addicts were there once at least. ... That's why I decided to whine online.

    I do feel better actually... [​IMG] thanx

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