past hatch date

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rockerchik, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. rockerchik

    rockerchik Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    So my eggs are 3 days past hatch date. I know my temp was too low for a still air incubator. What do ya think. Should I keep waiting?
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2009
    Why dont you try a water test?

    Get a glass of warm water and put an egg in the glass wait couple of minutes

    if the egg rocks the chick still alive

    if not trow them away and start al over again
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I have never been able to tell with the water test. I just do an intense candling session. Wait another day or two. They might surprise you.
  4. stillmecle

    stillmecle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2011
    Des Moines, IA
    There arr 3 of us on the duck forum in the same boat. W all held out on opening the incubators and now we are starting to see some development in our eggs. I have a still air and had mine set at 99.5 the entire incubation. Then I learned it was to low. I bumped my temp up to about 101, humidity at 70-75. And I have babies pipping and moving now. Plus you need to talk to them, give them a pep talk...... it works really it does. But don't open that lid. Give them a few days. I am a first time duck mom so they are telling me don't open. Lockdown means LOCKDOWN. Give it a few more days. Mine were due November 5 and I am just now seeing action. I have one pipped the shell and it is resting right now. The hole is big enough I can see on the egg and it looked at me and peeped. SO HOLD OUT.Don't open that lid!!!.
  5. billiejo21

    billiejo21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2011
    I am on day 23 today with some standard cochins...finally had one hatch and two others pip. Almost gave up last night, then I heard some faint peeps. I too kept my temps around 99-99.5 in a LG. I wouldn't give up quite yet!

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