Incubating chicken eggs, it's day 25, and no pips internally or exturnaly.... what should it do???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Elana DeBolt, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    I have done the float test, the water candling test, candling with a light, and tapped the egg. On day 21 the chick was alive but hadn't pipped in or out out the egg, on day 22 i saw no movement:th, and on day 23 i saw a small blood speck on the line of the air cell, this is my first hatch and don't no if i should intervene, any advise would help
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    What date did you set the eggs? Is your incubator still air or forced air? What has your temperature been? What has your humidity been?
     
  3. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say if it is day 25, no more movement - you've likely lost the chick :(

    If it were me, I'd open them carefully.
     
  4. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    i put the eggs in the incubator on march 21 2:33 AM, for the fist 18 days i had the egg in a still air incubator that i made, only one made it to day 18 though, on day 18 i moved the egg over in to the "Mini 7 Eggs Digital Incubator Temperature Control Chicken Duck Goose Egg Incubator Automatic Egg Incubator," since then my temperature has been a steady 100 degrees Fahrenheit and my humidity has been over 60% during the entire incubation process
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Over 60% is much too high :( It should only ever be that high during the last three days. The chances are good that the egg did not lose enough moisture and that the embryo has drowned. I would carefully open the egg over the air cell and see if it has died.
     
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  6. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    Ok will do, i'll keep you updated
     
  7. Elana DeBolt

    Elana DeBolt Just Hatched

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    Update: the chick was died:hit, it didn't pip in the right spot and the membrane suffocated it ( i included a pic for others to refer to)

    :thumbsupthanks for the advice, it will save a chick
     

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