My eggs are 24 days (still alive)&not hatching-temp& humidity is good

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barbierifarms, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Barbierifarms

    Barbierifarms In the Brooder

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    HI,I'm a newbie &my eggs are 24days old(still alive) &there not hatching.Everything temp & humidity have been good what do i do.Do I open them & how?Plz help I have 6 eggs i want to save!!!How long before I give up on them?
     

  2. caral07

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    If you are sure they are alive leave them till day 26 then I would give up. Most of the time they are dead after day 26 but who knows.[​IMG]
     
  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    Quote:What type of eggs? Chicken, Duck, other...
     
  4. Barbierifarms

    Barbierifarms In the Brooder

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    well only 2 of my 7 white silkie eggs hatched one on day25 & one on day26.The ones that didnt hatch were fully developed but looked shrink wraped.Maybe Ill have better luck next time.
     

  5. Conventio Liberi

    Conventio Liberi In the Brooder

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    Quote:This sounds like a humidity issue to me.
     
  6. Surehatch

    Surehatch Songster

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    I think you should try and push up the humidity in your incubator
     
  7. Be sure your humidity is plenty high. Are they pipped? If not, I would not do anything right now. It's entirely possible that the temp has been a bit lower than you think and it will take them a couple of extra days.
     

  8. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

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    Quote:What type of thermometer, hygrometer, and incubator are you using?

    Ed
     

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