Today is Day 23...when do give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by morgakl2, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 silkie eggs. As of this morning, there is no rocking, chirping, or pipping. On average the temperature has been on the lower side (97.8). When should I give up and toss them out?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:your temps should be between 99.5 and 102. I would wait a few more days because your temps have been so low-can you bump them?
     
  3. lavenderorpgirl

    lavenderorpgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait a few more days. We have had them hatch and be healthy at 25 days - this happened when the temp dropped for 2 days to about 99 when I was out of town for work. Good luck to you! [​IMG]
     
  4. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the temperature is lower they will be slower to develop and hatch, I'd wait an extra few days at least to be on the safe side. [​IMG]
     
  5. morgakl2

    morgakl2 Out Of The Brooder

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    The only reason why I had the temp on 97 is because I have a cheap LG still air bator from TSC. It has temp spikes to 100. So, i thought it was better than having it set on 99.5 and spiking to 102. Wednesday is day 26. I'll wait until then. Thank you so much for the help and for telling me that healthy chicks can still hatch on day 25! I have renewed hope!! [​IMG]
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:next time your bator gets to 100-leave it there-thats a perfect temp:) good luck!
     

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