*sigh* It's day 21 and they aren't hatching......why?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awesomefowl, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    These 8 Partridge Silkie eggs survived a 3 day power outage and fluctuating temperatures. Yesterday night I heard peeping and moving, but NOTHING today!!! No pips, no visible motion, nothing. The suspense is killing me!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] What COULD be going on?!?!

    I hope they hatch. [​IMG] What do you think is going on?
  2. ninabl

    ninabl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    franklin ky
    im going through the same thing. its day 23 for me. candeled about a hour ago and still alive....
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:[​IMG] its awful isn't it? Oh, the suspense..... [​IMG]
  4. ninabl

    ninabl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2010
    franklin ky
    yeah this is my first hatch to. its bugging my wife more then me
  5. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2011
    Western Virginia
    Quote:If they were running cool or had a few cooler days, they might be delayed and hatch day 22 or 23, even 24 depending on how long they were cool.
  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Two have pipped! However I am having humidity problems. The membrane keeps drying out.
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    The they got cool when the power was down its not uncommon for them to hatch a few days late
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    If its the outer membrane that looks dry, thats whats supposed to happen. Dont worry.
  9. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    A 3 day power outage would put your new hatch date at day 24-25

    ETA: I didn't read. :p anyway, yeah. The outer membrane should be snow white. The inner membrane is your worry factor. If it has the color of iodine, it's not good.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  10. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    HI, Just wanted to add that I have had day 25 hatches from low temps.............
    you might be OK....just a little late [​IMG]
    Once I was going to throw the eggs out.day 25, then decided to wait till morning ...
    You probably guessed already.there was the cutest chick looking throught the window at me
    the next morning.............
    Good Luck and let us know how it is going.

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