When do/don't you assist?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bychick, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. bychick

    bychick New Egg

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    8 eggs in a forced air incubator, eggs sat for 7-8 before incubating. Started at 8 pm on a Monday, 5 chicken in brown eggs hatched between 7pm sun and 3pm monday. The remaining 3 eggs (white eggs) nothing. I just candled them and could see movement in all 3. It's now thursday night and not even a pip. should I continue to wait?

    From what I read most eggs hatch at the same time and if they are late they are all late.

    Maybe brown eggs just hatch better than white eggs?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    bychick New Egg

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    24, full 3 days 72 hours since the last chick has hatched
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    It's really hard to tell...did you check out the link? I'd probably try and assist.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Personally if I saw movement in my eggs I would wait it out until they hatched or I no longer saw movement. Generally hatches usually hatch out within 24 hours give or take of the first hatchling, but that is not absolute. You have your exceptions to everything. There is not much you can do at this point to assist though. If they haven't even pipped then their body isn't ready. The link you were given is an excellent link on the subject.
     
  6. bychick

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    Well I made a small hole in the air cell. Looked inside and see what looks like a duck bill... that explains why that egg is so "late". Only day 25 so I bumped the humidity, put him on a damp paper towel and back in the incubator.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh my. Did you know there was a possibility that they were ducks?
     
  8. bychick

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    Never occurred to me. The place I got them from had 25 chickens 3 roosters and 2-3 ducks.
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL. I don't mean to laugh. I just couldn't imagine expecting chicks and getting ducks.
     
  10. JulesFlock

    JulesFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never seen a duck egg...are they bigger? That's pretty crazy! I hope it goes well. Will you keep it?
    Time to build a pond. Lol.
     

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