More hatching problems

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KKluckers, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have three of the eggs left from my original setting and it is day 22 not counting the day I set them. The eggs are wiggling but no pipping yet. How long should I give the chicks to hatch? The temp. was to low and I have fixed the problem so hopefully in the future no more late hatches. Thanks!
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Myself, I wouldn't let them go past 23 or 24 days or so. Others have waited a long time, but I wouldn't do that. Chicks that take that long can have health problems, I understand. If you really think there is a chance, then you could wait till Day 24, but I just dont think it's a good idea to wait too long. You could do the float test before you actually toss an egg, though. Float the egg for about 30 seconds in water about 100 degrees. Watch for ripples. If it floats, the chick is alive and also will send small ripples into the water. It isn't a perfect test, but should help you know if you're about to crack open an egg with a live chick in it.
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Yeah I agree with you on that. I wish my turner had never broke [​IMG] Im thinking I might just give them till tommarrow night. Its hard because they are moving right now. I just hope they can make it out!
  4. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Because you said the temps were too low for a while, I would give them several more days. How late they will hatch depends on how long they were too cold. As long as there is life there is hope....
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I say let them go till you don't see any more movement... although it would be best if you didn't keep opening it so that would be hard to check for movement! I had temp problems once and the lone survivor hatched on day 25 and was just fine. Everyone else died.
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I dont have to open it to see the eggs has the plastic windows. [​IMG] I just sit and watch lol. I have the humidity at about 65%. I still have nothing so far but they are still moving. Maybe in the morning? the temp was about 100.5 and should of been 101.5 for my still air (bad thermometer) I bought a new one though (flukers) which seem to be dead on.
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  7. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let us know how they go!! good luck.
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Well bad news [​IMG] One of my friends that hatchs quite a bit came over and candled my eggs. Their goners. Not sure what happened but I think it was a combination of the egg turner problem and the temp being low? I have defintely learned to keep a better eye on my eggs. But you can only learn threw you mistakes. I just feel so bad!
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] Sorry, Christina, but onward and upward! When do you candle this new batch? And you aren't going to candle ALL of them, are you? What I usually do with a big batch is candle a certain number on one day, then to keep the bator from cooling off too much, wait a couple of days and do the others. Staggered candling!
  10. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I think I am only going to candle a few on about day 10. If they are growing and no problems, just leave them to grow. I will only remove the smelly ones/oozing ones. Ive heard on here ( cant remember who?) and from the friend that candled the eggs to just let them be and it should help my hatch rate by not handling them. Ive been keeping the humidity about 45-50% that is what the Brinesa pamplet said so I hope it works. Guess only time will tell! [​IMG]

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