Late Hatching...?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Destornis, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Destornis

    Destornis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, please help me!
    I have some eggs that are day 22, and they have not hatched yet.
    I had a chick hatch yesterday, but only one out of the three. The humidity was boosted up to 70 and
    only one? He hatched fine, but there seems to be nothing from the others. The one that did hatch was peeping the night before, but now I hear nothing from the ones that didn't. I tried the water test, and it had about 15-10% out of the water but wasn't moving. I candled and I see veins in one of them? The chick didn't pip the air cell though, should I be worried? I'm still going to wait, but are there any suggestions? Please help!
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

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    Give them another day or two just incase, but I wouldn't get my hopes up. The one that hatched yesterday was right on time and if the remaining ones have no pips, or chirping they are probably late quitters and will not hatch. [​IMG] Unfortunately this isn't all that unusual, it is rare to have every egg hatch.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    There's not much you can do at this point. You did count day one after the first 24 hours, right? It's really just a waiting game. Were your temps steady at the recommended temp? (99.5 for forced air and 101-102 for still air.)
     
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  4. Destornis

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    I did not count the day I had set the eggs in. I use a Brinsea Octagon 20, but the temps were ranging from 98 to 102 the whole time. Sometimes it would spike to 103.. Will be waiting until day 25. This is actually my first time incubating eggs, but owned chickens for awhile. Thank you both for the reply. [​IMG]
     

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