My chicks were due yesterday

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Trog, May 24, 2010.

  1. Trog

    Trog Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I am new to this and I am not sure if this is the correct place to post. My chicks were due yeterday and there is no sign of activity in the incubator. No foul odor, temp is right. I'm not sure how long I should wait. This is my first set and I set them on the 2nd of may at 8:30p.m. I'm not quite sure what to do.[​IMG]
  2. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    Western MA
    WELCOME!!! Your in the right thread. One of the great things about this forum is that you never have to wait long for someone to stop by and help you out. [​IMG]
  3. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Fort Loudon, PA
    Someone more experienced than I am will come in and give you the correct advice! All i can offer is [​IMG] and [​IMG] [​IMG] that your fuzzies just wanted some more cooking time!
  4. Trog

    Trog Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    Yes, still waiting for advice...Are they typically right on schedule? Can I do somrthing to them along or is this a lost cause...How can they be in there and not doing anything! Oh, man this is a test! [​IMG]
  5. Trog

    Trog Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2010
    I'll check back later. Hopefully there will be some action soon. So discouraging.
  6. kindir

    kindir Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    When did you last candle them? Was there any activity inside the egg at that point? If your temps were running slightly low they can take a little longer. I've only done one hatch and mine started on the 22nd day because my temps ran a bit low. Not much you can do at this point except wait it out.

    Good luck!! [​IMG]
  7. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last night at 8:30 would be the end of the 21st day. You should be expecting some pips today, followed by hatching. If they don't start today, I wouldn't give up hope. Slightly low temperatures can delay a hatch by a day or three. Or they could just be lazy lil buggers like some of mine that hatched 3 days after everybody else!
    Hatching eggs will teach lots of patience (or drive you crazy).
    Good luck on your hatch! [​IMG]
  8. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    My last hatch. I had a couple out day 22 and most hatched on day 23!
  9. busywoman

    busywoman Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2010
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Don't give up hope just yet! If I've learned anything from two failed attempts and one sucessful one in progress, it's that they will come out in their own time. I wouldn't worry that nothing has happened yet until day 23 or so. Whatever you do, DO NOT open the incubator at all! I didn't know this on my first try and have only myself to blame for no success. I was always opening it so the temp and humidity were never stable. Keep us updated, and don't give up yet! [​IMG]
  10. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Don't worry, mine are hatching today that I set on the 1st. Sometimes they just take a little longer. If your temps were off just slightly, it'll delay their hatch. Sit back, read a book, but do NOT open the incubator.

    Good luck!


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