it is 5 days after hatch date...should I give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickensassy, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. chickensassy

    chickensassy Chirping

    Jul 25, 2011
    It is 5 days after hatch date...I got 6 babies. No more...have the eggs gone bad? I candeled on day 13 and 12 looked great out of 15! I have never done this before. I have a Brinsea 20 octogon with turner...When the babies hatched they were 3 days early according to my calculations. I removed them but they moved the other eggs around and most of them were laying on their side. Could this be what happened. Should I remove the eggs and be happy with my new fluffies? Please advise.
  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    Yeah, it's time to throw away or do an eggtopsy and see how far along they developed.
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    I would. What date did you set and what are you hatching?
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes. I never wait more than a day after hatch date. The chicks keep getting bigger, hence too big to even hatch, or they've run out of air, or they died days ago. Very late chicks rarely thrive anyway.

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