It's day 23 & no signs of eggs hatching.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woolyfirefly, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. woolyfirefly

    woolyfirefly Out Of The Brooder

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    One pipped on day 18, but never got any further. when I opened the egg the chick was fully developed, but died. It's day 23 now & not a peep out of the rest. Can anyone tell me if there is still hope for the other 9 eggs? This is our first time incubating eggs.
     
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  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    Don't give up hope.. If you want, you can go into the bathroom with the incubator and get it really steamy in there so you don't lose any humidity when you open the bator.. You can then candle them and see if they are still viable... There have been plenty of people that have gone almost a week after the hatch due date.. There was one in the last few days that the chick hatched on day 27! If you had low temps at any point in the incubation, it can slow the hatch down....

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  3. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Yes, there is hope.. I just had a chick hatch on day 25.. You do need to candle and see if you can see movement.
     
  4. woolyfirefly

    woolyfirefly Out Of The Brooder

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    Just candled eggs.[​IMG] Pretty sure all are gone. 3 had not developed at all. 6 are completely dark except for clear spot about the size of a quarter. No movement though. And clear spot was too uniform ( if that makes sense. Not sure how to desribed it).
     
  5. woolyfirefly

    woolyfirefly Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know of good place in north GA to get baby chicks? My boys are very upset about the eggs, so I thought I could find some baby chicks for sale instead. We already had brooder & everything ready for any chicks that hatched. Sooooo sad! :[​IMG]
     
  6. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    [​IMG] So Sorry!!! There are several members in North Georgia.. You can post in the Georgia thread to see if anyone might have some chicks.. Or post a wanted ad in the Wanted to Buy section of BYC..
     
  7. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:don't lose hope! you said 6 are dark... is the clear spot the air cell? Because that juust means they haven't pipped yet! The last time I candled my eggs, one of them was so big that I couldn't see movement, and now it's shaking in the incubator! Good luck. this is my first time, too [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. theredroosta

    theredroosta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the clear spot is at the fat end of the egg then wait for a 2 more days. If the spot is anywhere else, I would throw them all away.
     
  9. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    One more option while you are checking your eggs. Pay CLOSE attention to the space between the air sac, and the chick. Watch it for a couple of minutes.. you, at times, will see the baby moving but just ever so slightly. While you do this rotate the egg so that you can view the air sac from several different views.

    On your dead chick... was the yoke sac absorbed?
     
  10. woolyfirefly

    woolyfirefly Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:The clear spot is at the fat end of the egg. So I decided to leave them until day 26 & see what happens. [​IMG] After that I may break one open to see if I can tell what went wrong.
     

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