Silkie Hatch Day-No Pips, No peeps. Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jksmith, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Jksmith

    Jksmith Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is hatch day for my 8 Silkie eggs. When I moved them to the hatcher and candled them on day 18 everyone looked fine and there was definite embryo movement in each egg. I monitored the egg weight throughout and the used that to regulate humidity and on day 18 they had all lost approx. 10-12% of their starting weight as they should have. This is only my 4th hatch but on each of the others, I had a few pip a day early each time and then almost all hatched on the day they were supposed to. I know it is still early, but based on my 3 prior experiences I am starting to worry that something is wrong since there is NO activity yet. What do you think?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. InsaneChicken

    InsaneChicken Out Of The Brooder

    I say just let them be! They'll hatch soon enough! :)
     
  3. Jksmith

    Jksmith Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I plan to but just a little apprehensive that I haven't seen even one pip yet. In your experience, is it common to have them be a little delayed sometimes like this? (I guess technically, they are really delayed just yet, but getting close! lol)
     

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