should i see movement @ 17days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NOSPRINGCHIC, May 1, 2007.

  1. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought the "spaceship" incubator off craig's list.
    That was mistake #1. But I tried it anyway. It only holds three eggs it is a still air and you adjust the temp with aluminum foil.LOL
    Anyhow, after day 7 all looked well. Day 12 could tell one was bad, but left it anyway. Yesterday was day 17. I removed 2 of the 3 after candling. One was about 4 days developed, the other maybe 13.. an entire chick-nofeathers. The last egg is about 60% black with an obvious air cell. I could see no movement though and the dark side seemed to be all in one area. Anyone have any comments?
    During incubation the temp has not been steady, never over 101 and often below 97. Can it still hatch?
     
  2. gavbarker

    gavbarker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it in till about day 22 i think u might be in with look i didnd hardly see any movement in mine at that time and i had 3 hatch. I would have left the last one in too just incase sometimes it seems as if nothings going on then it just happens.
     
  3. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, all I need is a glimer of hope....I need to build a real bator, I think this one just sets me up for let-downs. But it sure is fun trying.
     
  4. gavbarker

    gavbarker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a cheap second hand one off ebay for £35. Dond candel them for too long i wouldnt to it anymore now till it hatches i carnt be sure it will but you deffenetly have more chance it you just leave it and keep the temp right and the humidity up it should be fine.
     
  5. NOSPRINGCHIC

    NOSPRINGCHIC Out Of The Brooder

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    yep, that's exactly what i did...increased humidity and from here on out no more turning....yeah.
    I'll let you know how it turns out.
    thanks again.
    i love chicken people, everyone is sooo cool.
     
  6. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    My temp drops between 95 and 102 and mine are developing fine too. I would just keep my fingers crossed and forge ahead!
     
  7. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't always see movement, don't give up. Try to keep the humidity up and not disturb the egg. I considered that little incubator at first and my husband who is not crazy about this hobby talked me into a good one and I am very thankful.
     

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