my hatch is due? nothing happening

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nchicks, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Nchicks

    Nchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    hi there, first post here... been lurcking for the last few days for my chicks to hatch - just to let everyone know I am in the UK so it's a little bit cold but seems to be doing something.

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    here is my hatch in my incubator - they've been in there 21 days today. few days ago one started piping, and when i go in there.. one of the eggs are rolling around... so that's a good sign..

    I've got 3 breeds in there here are my breed;


    6 Australorp
    6 Mixbreed Banthms
    16 Leghorns.

    They've been in there since the around the 20th of october..

    but now is hatching day yet they're not really doing anything.. Can anyone help me? When I candeled them on Tuesday this week 99% of the eggs had a very dense area over them (I think this is the air bubble?) and you could not see through them..

    thanks.
     
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  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    They don't always hatch right on hatch day. How big is the air pocket in the egg? Is it tipped at an angle? What is your humitity at? If its too low, they might shrink wrap and expire during hatch.
     
  3. Nchicks

    Nchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,


    humity is at 37% (english weather).. they've been rocking, but now it seems to be that one has rotted through... it smells awful in there at the mo... (one egg only has rotted).
     
  4. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump up humidity to around 60% for them to hatch
     
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Get that rotted egg out of there - it will contaminate the rest of them -- the humidity will drop when you open the lid but it'll right itself after an hour or two.
     
  6. Nchicks

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    rotten egg is out of there.. humpity is slowly rising to 60% i'll show pictures IF they hatch.
     
  7. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Add wet sponges, but don't let them touch eggs. Its dry hear too sometimes, so thats what we have to do. It really helps.
     
  8. Nchicks

    Nchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    some more pipping today.. got rid of 8 eggs that was not fertile to begin with... so thaqt got rid of another rotten smell.. all the others are so dense and you cannot see through them at all.. gottawait now.
     
  9. Nchicks

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    just to give everyone an update it is now day 23... just pipping nothing else is happening...

    I'm upset think they're dead :-(
     
  10. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them some more time. With 60% humidity, you will have some chicks for sure.
     

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