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Unhatched eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Selena, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Selena

    Selena Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Port Orchard, WA
    When should one take out unhatched eggs? I'm a newbie at hatching, and I'm sure there's others who wonder. Thanks!

  2. I toss 'em at day 25. What day are you at?
  3. Selena

    Selena Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Port Orchard, WA

    I thought I saw one egg moving yesterday, but couldn't be sure. I had 3 hatch Friday, and one hatch on Saturday/Sunday.
  4. It won't hurt to leave them an extra day...
  5. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Mine were only on day 23 this morning when I threw them out -- something in the hatcher was stinking up the house so everything had to go (except the live chicks, of course [​IMG] )
  6. chicken master

    chicken master Songster

    Feb 16, 2009
    South carolina
    After the 23rd day take them out. Even If you helped them hatch or they hactch on their on after the 23rd day the will be weak and proubly wan't live.
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Did you candle to verify they were growing? If not, do a break open analysis to see what happened. You will either find stinky runny egg yolks or embryos. You can usually identify when/how the embryo died by reviewing size, position of head (which wing it was under), etc. If there is a lot of water when you open it, they could have drowned. This is the best way to know what went wrong and what to do so it doesn't happen again. Let us know what you find and we can try to help.

  8. I have had chicks hatch at day 23. They did fine.
  9. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    After day 25 I always candle and see if they are still moving or cheeping. If not the kids and I open them up and have a look.

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