late hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vampedout, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. vampedout

    vampedout New Egg

    OK, soo soo far all my chicks have hatched on the 21 day mark.... not this month.... I have a bunch of eggs and I put them in on 3/2-3/3.... one has hatched the rest have been candled and appear to be alive, but not hatching ready. Im sure you guys know what I mean. what I notice is when a chick is about to hatch you can see air pocket and thats it, mine I can still see a little bit of veins, but not much. SOOOO is this normal and how much longer do I keep them in?
  2. vampedout

    vampedout New Egg

    any suggestions?
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    What day are you on? I would wait a few more days. And what was ur temp.?
  4. vampedout

    vampedout New Egg

    they were at day 23-24, and they FINALLY hatched. the incubator is at a steady 99 during hatch. Well not all hatched, I did loose quite a few that never did anything. Out of the years of hatching ive never had this problem. Any suggestions
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    What breed were they? Is there any chance the power went out for a few hours while you were not home?
  6. vampedout

    vampedout New Egg

    Not that i remember. Soo obviously the temp can slow down their growing rate? Weird. And they are rhode bar, sussex, favoralle and marans.
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    Yes, if the temp is to low they will either be deformed, not hatch/grow, or hatch late. If the temp is to high they can hatch deformed, not hatch/grow due to being cooked, or hatch early. I know some breeds have a tendency to make a late entrance but none of those are any I have heard stories of being late bloomers. I do not know for sure. Maybe the thermometer is out of calibration and is reading 99 but it isn't really 99? I am just taking a shot in the dark here.
  8. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    It seems like the temp was too low. Maybe your thermometer is not working properly.
  9. vampedout

    vampedout New Egg

    I have two thermometers. One on the incubator itself and one that i place in there with brand new batteries that tells me temp and humidity. Idk. That batch is done and over. Out of 10 eggs id say 7 hatched just fine, the rest didnt make it. We will see how the next batch goes thats due in 4 days. 20+ eggs. Cross ur fingers! Thabks for ur help guys, im just as stumped!!
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop

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