The chicks are not hatching!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orangesplash, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. orangesplash

    orangesplash Songster

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    i stopped egg turning on the 18th day and today is the 20th day and no signs of hatching
     
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  2. 1234zestajobob

    1234zestajobob Hatching

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    They will start hatching on the 21st day not the 20th. I have had some eggs go until the 22nd-23rd day too!
     
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  3. orangesplash

    orangesplash Songster

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    Thank you so much.... and the humidity needs to be 60% right?
     
  4. 1234zestajobob

    1234zestajobob Hatching

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    I think so. I have read that it can be as low as 50 percent. But I am not positive on that.
     
  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    They often start pipping on Day 20 but not always. Your chicks should be fine. Try tapping the incubator and listening for and cheeping. Cheeping is a sign that they are going to pip soon! Humidity needs to be at least 65%. If you're having trouble getting to 65% then put in a wet sponge. This helps a lot!

    I hope your hatch goes well!
     
  6. shandy

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    Today is my day 20 as well!! I have 25 eggs in lockdown, 1 hatched, 1 that I assisted :D and several pips now. I heard chirping last night. I agree with everyone, listen and look carefully and (try to) be patient!!!
     
  7. orangesplash

    orangesplash Songster

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    mine have still not hatched... its been 12 hours after 21st day even! :(
     
  8. Spiderduck

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    Hi
    I was wondering what ever happened to yoiur chicks. Did they hatch at all?
    How long did they take?
     
  9. orangesplash

    orangesplash Songster

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    Yes yes yes!!! I was so excited and happy that I forgot to update my status!!! Yes yes yes, 6 chicks hatched! All healthy and happy
     
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  10. Spiderduck

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    Oh im so happy for you!!! When did they hatch?

    Mines are on their 24th day now.
    They did go a bit cold so hatching is delayed a bit. Im so anxious. The eggs dont even look like they will hatch...
     

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