My eggs haven’t hatched

Chickenmama30

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I have two eggs that I have been incubating and they where growing I could see them moving around on the 17th day. Now it is the 29th day and still no sign of hatching or movement … :( i checked them tonight and this is what they looked like.
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Megalodon

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I'm a chicken person myself, but i'm guessing these are duck eggs?
I've heard that duck eggs take a while to hatch, so patience is key. The first picture looks like the chick hasn't internally pipped yet, maybe wait a bit longer?
You could make a little safety hole in the top of the egg just to be on the safer side though.

All the best!:D
 

All4Eggz

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If they are chicken eggs, it's impossible for the eggs to hatch. Chicken eggs hatch in usually 21 days, sometimes a maximum of 24 days.

Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch, sometimes a little more or less.
 

All4Eggz

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They are chicken eggs.
In that case, they will not hatch.

Chickens take 21 days to hatch.

Sorry if I'm repeating any information...

29 days is way too long for a chick to hatch. The chicks either died early or couldn't make it out of the eggs.

Sorry this happened. Good luck with your next hatch ❤️ (if you are planning to have one).

edit: if you end up opening the eggs, beware that they WILL SMELL, as they are 8 days past hatch day... again, good luck with all. I hope your flock is doing well
 

Chickenmama30

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I had a friends hatch at 30 days which I have never heard until then so I left them. I have never incubated eggs but I had a hawk get one of my roosters and his hen had just laid these eggs so I hoped I could get one of his babies it was so weird that they just stopped with how much they were moving just a few days before 21 days. Is that normal?
 

All4Eggz

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I had a friends hatch at 30 days which I have never heard until then so I left them. I have never incubated eggs but I had a hawk get one of my roosters and his hen had just laid these eggs so I hoped I could get one of his babies it was so weird they they just stopped with house much they were moving just a few days before 21 days. Is that normal?
It is not normal, per se, but it does happen once in a while. If the temperature and humidity were at a stable level the entire incubating process, then it was not your fault.
I certainly do not believe that someone hatched an egg at 30 days, but that is very interesting if it is true. Maybe I live under a rock and have never seen/heard of that, but I doubt it.
 

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