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Late hatching??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mkat90, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. mkat90

    mkat90 Hatching

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    So I am not new to chickens but I resonantly moved to a farm and decided it was time to hatch my first brood. I have had 5 eggs hatch one on day 18, three on day 19, and one on day 20. I am now on day 25 and not a single pip since. Is it time to throw in my towel? I started the brood with 36 eggs but from what i can tell from candling only 17 fully developed.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    At day 25, yes I would dispose of the unhatched eggs.
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

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    You should candle them first before discarding them, though. Just in case any of them are still alive. Not likely at this point, but I am paranoid about such things. ;)
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    x2. I'd candle then open at the air cell to double check that nothing was moving. Probability is they aren't, but I'll never discard again w/o making 100% sure.
     

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