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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucyannburton, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    Hi all. My husband and I just started trying to hatch eggs. We got an incubator off eBay (one that had great reviews on eBay and YouTube) we started with 48 eggs. Candled them at day 7 and 25 where fertile. We kept the temp around 99-100 and humidity between 45 and 55. At day 18 We bumped humidity up between 65 and 70. We are now in day 22 and not a single egg is starting to hatch. Not sure where we have gone wrong.
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would open up bator and candle a few look for movement.

    you did start the countdown 24 hours after you initially set them.

    are you positive thermostat on incubator is accurate a degree or 2 off to the lows idea can delay a hatch by a day or so.

    at least give them to day 24
     
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  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 It seems especially in winter it can take eggs an extra day or so to hatch. I wouldn't give up until day 25 if you see signs of life.
     
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  4. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    I should have posted earlier lol Since the op we have one coming and hearing all kinds of peeping!!!!
     
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  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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