Its day 21 and no signs ....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amanda31, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Amanda31

    Amanda31 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Well day 21 is on me now, I have seen no movement in the eggs, no pips, cracks no sounds. [​IMG] I had a friend that has hatched out a few batches over the day I put them in lock down. We candled them and he thought that they should have been farther along development wise. So I guess I need to know how long I should let them go before I toss in the towel and maybe how much over the 21 days some of you have gone. I have kept track of the temps, once it hit 101 and could have been there for at most 30 min. but that was within the first week of putting them in the bator. If anything I have had a temp drift on the low side more than anything. For the most part the temps have stayed between 99.0 and 100.0, some drifts but always between 98.5 and 100.2.

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  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my last chick hatched day 24. So wait bet by the end of the day youll have them pipping like crazy
     
  3. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

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    When you do finish the hatch you need to check you temp to find out why it didn't hatch on the correct day.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Amanda31

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    Thanks Sheila.....but its about 4 p.m. now and still nothing. /sigh
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    To answer your specific question, I don't give up until day 25. Ever. (There's always been an egg or two or more left over from all of my hatches, so I will wait til day 25 before I shut down the 'bator on any unhatched eggs.)

    I've had the very first egg wait until late day 22 to pip. And I didn't hear any peeping until mid-sfternoon that day, as well. By the next morning, most of the hatchlings had zipped through their eggs and were out! They hatched overnight and didn't even let me see 'em do so.

    So don't give up yet.
     
  6. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL no way..I bet there are a greater number of chicks hatched NOT on Day 21 than actually ON Day 21...

    Amanda, relax and let nature takes it's course. I have had chicks hatch a full 24 days after I set them..[​IMG]

    Also, I use the dry incubation method, I have a styrofoam incubator with an automatic turner and no fan. I set it at 101.5 and it stays there the entire time...


    Sooner: No disrespect to you.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Amanda31

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    Day 22, 0600. Still nothing. Temp holding 99.9ish and 66% humidity.

    Will definitely hold out until day 24 or 25 with high hopes. Thanks for all the encouragement !
     
  8. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you use a fan in your incubator, Amanda?
     
  9. Amanda31

    Amanda31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes
     
  10. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you candle the egg before lock down? If the egg isn't develop, then it not going to hatch.
     

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