Should I throw the eggs out that didn't hatch on day 21?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, May 29, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have a 50% hatch right now 4 out of 8 eggs have hatched and every baby is perfect...I took two out that were dry and put them in with the week old babies BUT put a seperation between them until they find more strength. Anyway my question is...I have NO more pips should I wait another day or when these last two dry out should I give up and throw the eggs? How long should I wait for pips?
     
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wait until at least the 25th day. [​IMG]
     
  3. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd wait one more day at least and candle before you throw them out!!

    I candled mine a day after the hatching stopped and had three live embryos, turned out they were ducks!! One duck hatched last night.
     
  4. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them a few days more, we had one last chick hatch on day 24 (today). [​IMG]
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    I had another straggler pip last night...I have three eggs left. I'm sure the Serama won't do anything as they usually hatch on day 19 or 20 but I will hang on to all of them for an extra day or two. After this last one pip hatches I will candle the remaining eggs before throwing them out. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. LuannKeller

    LuannKeller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had 10 eggs set for hatching Sunday. A few hatched without help, a few did not pip. I candled and found them bobbing in the air sac, so I cracked the air sac end and eventually helped them out too. I got did lose 1 baby, but I got nine little Serama scrambling around.

    So I would definitely candle and crack open any that haven't hatched. You may get a few more chicks that way.

    My experience with Serama is that they lay best as pullet, but pullet eggs are poor hatchers. Help your pullet eggs hatch and you get healthy chicks. Older hens will lay larger eggs that are self-hatchers but they won't give you one very often unless they are an oversized Serama. In miniaturization, you're selecting against nature.
     

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