What Now???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emptywagon2, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!! I'm at the end of my first hatch & I have few questions..
    1. What is the best way to check the unhatched eggs to see if the chicks are dead?
    2. What do you do with your unhatched eggs? Trash?
    3. How long should I wait to end the hatch? I am on day 24.


    Thanks for any answers you give!![​IMG]
     
  2. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would candle them, or, if you don't get grossed out easily, open one up, then just assume that the others are like that. Then, if they are dead, then you could just chuck the eggs out into a field(if you have one near you). If not, you can just bury them in the ground. I'm not sure about the last question, I'm only on day 7/8 on my first hatch ever. Hope this helps!
     
  3. chickendot

    chickendot Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I eventually broke mine open, another thread said to put them in a ziploc and then break it open in case
    it has gone bad. You can get really good info on the thread "anyone Hatching?? newbies and addicts Welcome"
    they have some really experienced hatchers on there..

    Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. chickendot

    chickendot Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I listened to mine to see if I could hear anything... usually by day 25 if your days are correct you won't get anything
    hope this helps
     
  5. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set them on 12-31 at noon so I'm counting day one as Jan 1st as I read on here would be correct.
    Has anyone done a float test to see if there is movement? I would like to know more about that if anyone does.
    Thanks again!
     

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