Incubation problems!!

Discussion in 'Animals In Need of Free Re-Homing' started by hathomas96, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. hathomas96

    hathomas96 Hatching

    Oct 28, 2014
    Hi there! I'm new here but I always get great info from here. Okay so I'm a nervous momma when it comes to my chicks. I have hatched twice but this is the first time I has done it in an incubator. I'm gunnu tell my story so you guys can answer with the right help. I had 20 eggs I thought were ferrile from my hen and I bought two fertile Easters from a friend. Well the 20 ended up not being fertile so I only have the two fertile Easters which, since I put them in they have grown and moved around in there she'll so good! When I candled them I could see everything. Last day I candled them was day 18 and they looked great! Yesterday was day 21 and there was no pips and no sounds or moving from both the eggs (which were doing great before) so I read on a blog to candle them really fast to make sure they are active. I could see them slowly jolting around and moving. Both of them. And now today there is still nothing going on. I'm concerned. It's day 22 and nothing yet. The temp and everything has been good too. I am just concerned about my baby's! They have been doing really good until now. When should I expect them to hatch!! Any suggestions?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Even though you see no movement, the chicks in the eggs may still be alive. I'd give them another 24 hours before taking further measures. Most eggs hatch on day 21, but some are simply slower at maturing and hatch a few days later.

    If there still is nothing happening in 24 hours, I would carefully open up one of the eggs and see what went wrong.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  3. hathomas96

    hathomas96 Hatching

    Oct 28, 2014
    Well now
  4. hathomas96

    hathomas96 Hatching

    Oct 28, 2014

    It's now day 22 on my hatching. Now evening and I candled them and I see no movement or anything... How long should I leave them... By now they should have gotten out of the inside sac and I can clearly see that still with nothing in it. I'm not sure what to do...
  5. Jucknath

    Jucknath Chirping

    Dec 30, 2012
    You could open one as BantamLover21 says or wait another couple of days. I had some peep on day 23 as my temperature was running on the low side. Patience and good luck.
  6. ochochicas

    ochochicas Songster

    Apr 3, 2014
    Washington State
    You should also try posting this on the hatching portion of the forum. This page is for rehoming birds. If the humidity was off the chicks could have died before pipping. Keep us posted.
  7. chocol8bikini

    chocol8bikini Chirping

    Oct 8, 2014
    This is the wrong location for this.... Can you delete and go to the forum?

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