Please Help Me

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jb1jord, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. jb1jord

    jb1jord Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, so this is the third time i hav incubated chickens, everytime i have not had any chickens, and they should hatch today, yesterday at around 3pm there were slight rocs, then it stopped, and it has still stopped today, what am i doing wrong :'(
     
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  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    It is hard to tell what could be wrong without more info. I would suggest you to make sure the humidity is up during lockdown and do not open the incubator. You may also want to give this batch a bit more time. It is common for eggs to hatch at day 25, some have even had hatches at day 26 and 27. [​IMG]
     
  3. jb1jord

    jb1jord Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:but, why would rocking just stop?
     
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  4. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:but, why would rocking just stop?

    When my first hatch did this, I about had heart failure, I thought they died. The chicks get really busy and then take pretty good rest breaks, hatching is hard work!
     
  5. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    It can take a day or two for the chicks to hatch. The chick will work hard at pipping, then take a nap for a while, but that's normal so don't worry and don't open that incubator!

    Sending good hatching vibes your way!
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:but, why would rocking just stop?

    Chicks often rest during the hatching process. Hopefully this is why they stopped rocking.
     
  7. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Do Not Open!
     

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