No movement since day 19.

Mewmew

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So I'm trying my hand at diy incubation- first time. I started off with 6 orp eggs but only 3 were fertile.
Day 10- 3 embryos moving.
Day 19- 1 blood ring, 1 consentrated mass that wasn't moving. (Presumably stopped development) and 1 moving around. Decided to keep them all going, just incase.
However, Day 20 the blood ring exploded so i removed it and took a quick peek at the other 2 so that i could remove the other dead one before that too exploded. But neither were moving at all- the one that was happily swimming around on day 19 hasn't moved at all. Today (day 21) the blood vessels look thinner than they did, and instead of taking up all the space in the egg, its sort of laying on the bottom of the egg. Is this normal for when they absorb the yolk or is it also dead?
Really gutted, advice needed.
 

ValerieJ

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So I'm trying my hand at diy incubation- first time. I started off with 6 orp eggs but only 3 were fertile.
Day 10- 3 embryos moving.
Day 19- 1 blood ring, 1 consentrated mass that wasn't moving. (Presumably stopped development) and 1 moving around. Decided to keep them all going, just incase.
However, Day 20 the blood ring exploded so i removed it and took a quick peek at the other 2 so that i could remove the other dead one before that too exploded. But neither were moving at all- the one that was happily swimming around on day 19 hasn't moved at all. Today (day 21) the blood vessels look thinner than they did, and instead of taking up all the space in the egg, its sort of laying on the bottom of the egg. Is this normal for when they absorb the yolk or is it also dead?
Really gutted, advice needed.
I only had one of my eggs hatch, and on day 18 I checked her right before lock down. I couldn't see any movement at all. But, I left her in the incubator and watched for movement. Nothing. Listened for peeps. Nothing. Then on day 21 I saw a little pip in the shell and within 2 hours she was out. I don't know if this is the case with your little one, but you might want to at least give her another day.
 

Mewmew

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ValeryJ
Thankyou for your reply- it would have been really reassuring but.... Update- my daughter was worried we'd missed the pipping so she's made a small hole in the shell where the air sack is to have a look!
Thankfully the membrane looks to still be intact, but there is no movement from the chick. Poor eggie is back in the incubator in the hope that shes just resting. From what i can see through the hole she looks fully developed and there are still some tiny blood vessels running through the membrane- I'm so relieved none of the vessels have ruptured! But no movement. I think it may be a goner, but I'm keeping her incubated just incase... I'll post again if there's any change. But in the mean time, in view of the egg's new sunroof, is all lost?
 

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