Setting Eggs on April 24th!!!! Who wants to hatch along w/me???

Scubadeaux

Songster
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
154
1
101
South Louisiana
Hey guys, having a strange hatch over here
had 5 hatch and 7 left, on day 25 and they are still moving

First 5 hatched perfect, and all healthy. Got 7 wiggling eggs still in there, all have died at this point with my previous hatches...just going to ride it out with em!

Toni congtrats on the babies!!! Cattitude
happy hatching vibes your way for those guinea babies

newlyweds
sending you some happy hatching vibes too, I really hope this one goes good


well, going to go check on the bator...
 

Scubadeaux

Songster
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
154
1
101
South Louisiana
so strange, I am trying to make peace with the fact that the last 7 eggs in my bator won't make it...but they are still moving!!

Makes it really hard to just pull the plug! I can only figure they had low temps...if it was humidity too high or low they would be dead by now..they are on day 26!! And still wiggling, I wake up every morning thinking they will be dead, and no!!

 

newlyweds

Pearl of the Prairie
9 Years
Mar 12, 2010
775
3
134
Southeast Texas
Sorry Scuba, do you think you should try to help? Have you candled to see if they have pipped the air cell? They are probably to big to hatch, but maybe you could pip the air cell and see if you could help them from there.
 

justtoni44

Songster
9 Years
Mar 13, 2010
1,096
6
149
oregon
I agree..It was suggested to me to open the top of the egg just a little to see if they had pipped the air cell.
There could be problems with deformed legs though from being in the egg so long.think that is what happened with the one I helped this time.
Any chirping...............
Good Luck, I know it is hard to pull that plug.
 

Scubadeaux

Songster
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
154
1
101
South Louisiana
I actually was able to candle them inside the bator, all have perfect air cell size.
That was my worry and after seeing the size of the air sacs, I don't think they are too big...and humidty has been just right...only thing I can see is a low temp. And no chirpping...but I did hear cracking a LOT yesterday, but saw nothing


And the movement is wild, almost vibrating!! They are really trying...I am gonna give it another day or two. I have heard of some hatching healthy at 27 days...we shall see!!!

 

newlyweds

Pearl of the Prairie
9 Years
Mar 12, 2010
775
3
134
Southeast Texas
Wow that is amazing, go chickies go!!! Glad you were able to candle them and see good things. Is there any possible way you have their due date off? I am just searching here for any answers to why they would be soooo late. Keep us updated.

iluvschickees- We've all been incubating since April 24th or even before, that a long time, lol!
 

Scubadeaux

Songster
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
154
1
101
South Louisiana
...and they are STILL moving!!
Really?? My hubby thinks I am suffering from a grand hallucination...but I know what I see!

Just waiting, like hubby says, something is gonna happen. And I am not going to pip any of them...don't want a worse situation on my hands literally!! I am planning on getting more eggs from the person I bought these from because I hatched the most precious, fat fluffy calico silkie baby(only one..want MORE!!)...all were beautiful, but this person has good stock. I don't know a whole lot about breed standards, but this is by far the most precious thing I have ever seen!!

I am trying to find my memory card for my camera...it jumped out and ran away
LOL I have got to post a pic of my boos!!

Well, watching patiently....either they will or they won't...
 

Scubadeaux

Songster
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
154
1
101
South Louisiana
Have you guys seen the auctions running on Ebay for the eggs from Marans Of Mississippi?? They have gotten over $200/doz!!!
The darkest eggs I have ever seen..well, someone hatched from that line and posted an ad locally for eggs and chicks available..I am dying to get my hands on these...they sold a doz last night, went for over $100!! She is only an hour and a half away, I would prefer chicks to eggs given my incubation experience LOL
 
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