Nothing is happening! Should I help them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Today is day 21 but since these are seramas I was aiming for a day 19 hatch.

    I haven't hear any peeping and I am getting very worried. They were moving on day 18 when I candled them.

    Should I take them out and candle them? If they haven't internally pipped should I pip for them?

    The temps are fine but I can't seem to keep the humidity up. I'll add water and get it to a nice 70% then a few hours later it is down to 55%.
     
  2. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the same for me i do not know what to do [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Please leave them alone. give them an extra couple of days then if you want you can check to see what happened
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Leave them alone. It could be a slow or late hatch.

    Sit on your hands and do not open that bator.
     
  5. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
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    But what if I wait too long to help them.

    I just wish they'd peep so I could know that their ALIVE!
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    what I do with mine is put my ear next to the bator. If I can hear the shaking in the bator then they are doing well. sometimes it takes a while for them to move. Please. You dont want to risk loosing the whole hatch
     
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I know how you feel
     
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  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they haven't pipped by day 22 you can pip the air cell. Just to be sure they will breath.

    As far as the eggs themself if they haven't pipped I don't help a hatch. It means something was wrong anyway.

    Be patient. It takes time. Just because nothing happens instantly on day 21 doesn't mean everything is lost or in trouble.

    Hang tight.
     
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I need to get out of the house now.


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