last unhatched egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozark hen, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I have candled my last egg and there def. is something in there. No movement and no sound. 8 of the 9 eggs hatched. This is day 23. Do I continue to try to hatch it or just throw it away? thanks.
     
  2. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it probably won't hatch... But I always leave mine to day 25. Don't know why because only one has ever hatched and it had problems and died. You have to do what makes you comfortabe.

    Oh and congrats on 8 out of 9!! Great results!
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can hold out another couple days or you can toss it. I bury mine. Some people crack them open just to see and others don't. Whatever you are comfortable with is what you have to do.
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I had two out of the last hatch that held out till day 22 but did hatch. I was about to toss but I heard peeping so left in there.
     
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats on your eight!! I'd leave it for another day or so...But that's me!! I just had 10 BO eggs I left for 24 days...Did the crack test and only two developed (but not much)...So you're doing great!!
     
  6. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Carrie, Anything new today? What did you decide to do with the last egg????
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Hi, no nothing. I finally opened the egg, it was underdeveloped and I didn't take time to really look at it. I have moods where I can handle stuff like that and others where I am squeamish. It was a squeamish day. [​IMG] I have put the bator away until next month and I cannot wait. LOL Weather will be more stable then anyway...unless we lose power from spring storms... [​IMG] Dh will have to hook up the generator just for the bator if that happens. [​IMG] My chicks are all well and active. I put my hand inside the brooder and they run to my fingers. I wet my fingers and dip them into the chick food and they eat off my fingers. I take two grapes every day and cut them into teeny pieces for them. They love it. If they hold still long enough I will get photos of them.
     
  8. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, that's too bad, but, Eight out of Nine is great for a first timer. Talk about being squeamish, you may not want to read my new post.
     
  9. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Sqeamish" can be a bit different for all of us. I can handle about anything with my livestock. I'm on the local crash rescue squad and have been on some very nasty accidents with no problem. But let my granddaughter have a bad diaper and all bets are off! [​IMG]
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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