QUESTION about day 21

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jen5680, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Ok i no that i shouldn't have but the chicks were due today and nothing
    was happening so i candled them real fast and then shut the bator closed
    as fast as i could. I no I no i shouldn't have opened it but i was getting worried.
    ok so my question is, they all look full of chick and there is a large air cell
    but there was no movement in them. is this normal? should i have seen them
    moving around at all?
    thanks.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They can't move much at that stage because it's too cramped so you will not necessarily see any movement on hatch day.
     
  3. cbiblis

    cbiblis Out Of The Brooder

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    If your temperature was to low in the incubator or the temp hysteresis very ed to much then your hatch will be late. This works opposite if your heat is to high. you get a 1 or 2 day hatch early but it lessens your hatch rate. I think that the 99.5 degree temp with little or no hysteresis is for maximum hatch rate.
     
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  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:There you have it !!! exactly.

    AL
     
  5. cbiblis

    cbiblis Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey looking at your quote is made me think of a metaphor, Incubating eggs is like baking a cake. If you cook it at 310 degrees it will take longer and it may not rise completely and leave it doughy. If you cook it at 390 it will cook faster but is will be tougher and parts of it will burn. However, if you cook it at 350, then it will be the perfect cake in the shortest amount of time.
    I've never cooked a cake but it seemed like a good metaphor. Maybe i should have used hard boiling an egg? LOL
     
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  6. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Just an update but when i got up this morningone of them has poked a little
    hole and i can hear it chirping!!!!
    Now if the other ones could do the same!!
    thanks for the info everyone!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wew, you candle them..?? i don't think that's good idea.

    i leave mine even when it's 21st day, i just went to my campus and when i get home i have 2 fluffy little babies playing soccer inside my bator. [​IMG]

    don't care the egg (less intervention at this stage's better), leave them till 23days (some people leave till 25 days) and open it if you want or if you don't want to see any dead chick, just bury them. i prefer bury than open since i have give it a try and that's make me pity to see them die at so *young* age.
     
  9. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    congratulation, soon you'll have beauty cute babies. [​IMG]

    be patience... [​IMG]
     
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Remember to leave the lid closed and keep your hands off!!
    Remember to leave the lid closed and keep your hands off!!
    Remember to leave the lid closed and keep your hands off!!
    This is what i will tell myself all day!!! It is just so hard to resisit!!
    NO I can do it!!! LOL!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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