UGH... Can I worry yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    With my last two hatches someone was doing something by day 21 a pip a peep something , The 11 eggs in my hatcher were set at 10am on the14th and nothing , no rocking no peeping no pipping nada..[​IMG]

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  2. Bornacentury2L8

    Bornacentury2L8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set mine on the same day and just got my first pip, so i wouldn't worry, yet. [​IMG] (easier said than done, I know) [​IMG]
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did the eggs look when you candled them? Did your temps run a little low this time?

    I wouldn't worry yet either. Keep us updated!!!!
     
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    It did drop low sevrel times over 24 hours as my breaker box keeped triping all morning. They got down to about 70 or so like twice.
    When I candled them on day 20 ( yes I know but I candled them on day 18 and they werent takeing up enough of the shell.SO I was worried about them ) 8 out of 11 had movement and the rest looked good vien wise and seem to have grown. 2 still dont take up enough shell to be full term in my novice opnion but I was hopeing the little bantys at least would be trying to pip or something. I had two good hatches I guess Im do for a heartbreaking one [​IMG]
    Oh by the way if they are behind how long can they go extra befor they arnt viable anymore can they be healthy if they need to take an extra 2 or 4 days?
     
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  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty sure that you can leave them in there through day 24. If they haven't hatched by then, they probably won't. But if your temps were a little low, they could just be a little behind and hatch in the next day or so.
    [​IMG] No worries yet! Just don't open the bator!
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not opening the bator again till at least day 24 unless they all hatch and I need to remove all the babies

    But you can bealve Ill be glued to the window off an on for the next 3 days , Mostly on;)
     
  8. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We our on the same day as well,we put ours in the bator on the 14th too. we have candled and we did see something interesting but some not. We are waiting patiently(NOT) we want to see some babies!!!!! This is our first time and its is nerve racking
     
  9. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    well 2 pipped at around 4pm and one hatched at 8pm industrious little dude and one hatched around 6am then one that pipped at about midnight hatched around 8 am , the rest of the eggs still show no signs of life no rocking no peeping no pipping , this is soo exhausting I watch late into the night and get up to early in the morning and the three are screaming there heads off about the cramped space or something.[​IMG]
     
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    be patient, I thought my hatch was done to when all but 6 hatched. Then DH heard peeping on day 23 and low and behold I still had one that hatched. Good Luck [​IMG]
     

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