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On day 20 almost 21 of my first hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melton03, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doing everything right. Like I said you are still early. Give a little time. Fingers crossed!
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC
     
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  3. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    No pips no peeping? I am getting a little concerned heading into day 23. I have one baby chick and no more.
     
  4. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you candled? That does sound concerning. If you do not have anymore hatch you will want to get a chick for your little guy. If you raise her by herself she may be very loud and very needy of you.
     
  5. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you hold the eggs up to your ear do you hear any clicking?
     
  6. Wendy High

    Wendy High Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am keeping up with thread. It's one of first ones I signed up for. Hope u get more hatchlings.
     
  7. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled them last night and saw no movement and heard nothing! I am not sure what I did wrong. I left them in there and we will open to see where they where developmentally tonight. I picked up 4 baby silkie chicks to keep "scotchie" company! They were 3 days old so pretty close.
     
  8. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are awesome. Very friendly and sweet. My favorite breed.

    I'm sorry your hatch did not go as planned. We all have issues in the beginning. There is a learning curve for sure. When you eggtopsy let us know what you find. Also remind us what style incubator, fan or no fan, what your humidity was days 1-17 and at lockdown, how many thermometers you used, and if you calibrated them. Don't give up. This can be overcome!
     
  9. melton03

    melton03 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did a eggtopsy and 2 were fully formed 2 stopped growing around 12-14 days and the rest were not fertilized. I have a brinsea Eco and it doesn't have a humidity sensor. Temps were around 100 the whole time. If I had to guess I would say it was humidity. So I will have to run a test with my sensor in there.
     
  10. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did your air cells look on days 7,14, and lockdown? There is a really good diagram on this site that will help you decide if you need to add or remove water. Did you make it a habit to draw your air cells on your eggs?
     

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