Is it dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick1043, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Hi! This is my first hatch. I incubated 6 eggs. The first egg hatched 4 days early, second egg 3 days early, third and fourth egg 2 days early, fifth egg 1 day early. Today is exposed to be hatch day. Egg #6 still hasn't pipped. I was thinking it's dead so I decided to candle it. I did and I could tell something was in there and I could tell it wasn't as big as it should be and I didn't see any movement and from the beginning the air sac has been to the side. Is it dead? Should I toss it or should I wait? Wouldn't it stink if it were dead?
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I wouldn't do anything til it was a day late from hatch.

    At that point, I would do the water test and check for movement via ripples in the water.



    However, having said that, I haven't had a successful hatch yet (Attempt #2 is due tomorrow, and I have high hopes though).
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Just wait [​IMG]
     
  4. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] congratulations on an excellent hatch rate!! Five out of six is great! Since your hatch is so staggered, I think waiting another 24 hours would be wise, and then try the water test. Would be way cool to have a 100% hatch rate on your first try!
    btw, I love you chickie avatar!
     
  5. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    Quote:Thanks! That is my Ameraucana named Gypsy! She is now almost 16 weeks old! Can't wait for an egg from her! [​IMG] If it still is alive, wouldn't doing the water test get water through the pores of the eggs and drown it? And if not, how do I do the water test? Thanks.
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. cooka1505

    cooka1505 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!
    I'm new to this and hatching eggs my batch of 4. 1 hatched a day early and the other 2 hatched the correct day but my fourth egg no hatch [​IMG] iv left number 4 in the incubator it is now 2 days late iv just canceled it and there's something in there but no movement and the air sac has taken up half the egg
    Can someone please tell me what's happening coz I'm getting slightly worried.
    Thanks all!
    3 dogs, 2 ducks , 2 chickens 3 chicks [​IMG]
     
  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Cooka

    Just use the links to help you in the post above.

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  9. cooka1505

    cooka1505 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks pete iv read it and kind of understood it but the egg is late by 2 days is there a possibility she can still hatch even if she's 2 days late?

    Thanks cooka

    3 dogs , 3 chicks 2 ducks 2 chickens [​IMG]
     
  10. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be a late hatch but try holding the air cell end to yuor ear and listen for a regular clicking noise which is the chick breathing. Yoy could also candle it and observe the shadows for movement.

    Pete [​IMG]
     

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