When do I give up on incubated eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by azhenhouse, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hatch date of 3-28 for some Buff Orpington Bantam chicks and nothing has happened. I had one egg moving around all morning, and now it is quiet. When do I call it quits and unplug the incubator?


    Update: I opened the egg this morning, and the chick is dead. It would be moving if it wasn't, right?
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2012
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd give it at least another couple of days. They could be delayed if your incubator was running a little cooler.
     
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I havent gotten all the way to hatch day, but i know bobbi-j has and i would fallow his/her advice. JMO...
     
  4. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I would Give them at least 5 extra days after the 21st.. Even after that I would candle them to make sure they aren't just being slow pokers... Check to see if they are still alive and moving.. If so then they may need some help....
     

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