One of my eggs hasn’t hatched and it’s day 25, but there is definitely a chick in it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Baby_Chicken_, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Baby_Chicken_

    Baby_Chicken_ Hatching

    Mar 11, 2018
    So I started incubating my eggs of the evening of February 12, and yesterday was day 25. We have seven eggs, while five of them are clearly not going to hatch, being completely red when candled. The other two are mostly black, except for the yolk and the air bubble. One of them I’m not counting on to hatch, but the other ones yolk is getting smaller like it is eating it. Today is day 26, and they still haven’t hatched. I don’t know what to do.
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

    This may seem like a dumb question... but what kind of eggs? Chicken... since you say chick inside?
  3. Baby_Chicken_

    Baby_Chicken_ Hatching

    Mar 11, 2018
    Yes they are chicken eggs
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Wow, that's a really hard one...

    I have never had chicks hatch that late... though I have seen an occasional one on here.

    Is the chick externally pipped yet? What is your temp and humidity set at? Where were they during incubation? With it being this late... their was either misunderstanding about temps on your part or your thermometer isn't calibrated correctly. Not meant to be finger pointing but just helping to figure it out.

    Once they do their external pip the yolk does absorb through their naval (often about 24 hours) before they finish zipping.
  5. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    Welcome to BYC :frow You came to the right place for help.

    Do you see movement inside the egg when you candle? Do you hear a clicking noise inside the egg? These are signs that the chick is still alive. If these signs aren't there it's likely that the chick has died without pipping. I've had chicken chicks hatch on day 23 but day 25 is probably too long. If you are talking about other types of poultry like ducks or guinea keets (28 day incubation) then 25 isn't too long.
    So sorry your hatch hasn't gone well. :(
  6. Baby_Chicken_

    Baby_Chicken_ Hatching

    Mar 11, 2018
    Our temperature is set at 37.5 degrees celcius, which is said to be the ideal temperature, I don’t see any pip marks, and I tried to get it to chirp, but I think that I wasn’t doing it the right way
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    As there are no detectable pips I would suggest using the float test to check for movement from within are you familiar with that?
    EggSighted4Life likes this.
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    How many thermometers did you use? Or was the one you were using calibrated? I only ask because if they were off then delayed hatch is possible. But if the temp was accurate, not likely this late. Also, it POSSIBLE... if you didn't move the eggs around inside the bator that it was in a cool spot and therefor delayed.

    In reality... I wouldn't still be hopeful and would already have pulled it. :hmm

    But I'm still hopeful for you! :fl :jumpy
    Ol Grey Mare likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: