NO HATCHING??!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mcat, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. mcat

    mcat Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had my eggs in their incubator for 22 days now... followed all the rules..... turned them 3x per day ...... left them alone on day 18 .... and now no hatching or even pipping.

    The teacher next door to me had the same eggs from the same farm and has 10 chicks.

    Where are mine?? Should I increase the temp? Add water? Pray??
     
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wait it sometimes takes them a second longer for varying reasons. I would give them until day 25 and if nothing then candle them and go from there.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Don't fiddle with the temperature now. It's not going to make a difference this late. What was your temp and humidity during incubation and lockdown?
     
  4. mcat

    mcat Out Of The Brooder

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    it was at 100 degrees the whole incubation, with the exception of an open incubator when turning the eggs
     
  5. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm tell us the humidity please.
     
  6. DavKarm

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    I just had two chicks hatch after 24 days in the incubator. Give it some time.
     
  7. mcat

    mcat Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't measure the humidity
     
  8. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, humidity is pretty important, that is probably what went wrong.
     
  9. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that's kind of a big issue when hatching eggs. Too high of a humidity and the air sac begins to fill up with water and then when they internally pip they drowned. Too low of a humidity and they will get stuck to the shell/get shrink wrapped. Humidity is just as important to measure as temperature.
     
  10. mcat

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    They're hatching!! Day 24!
     

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