When to give up No pips

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leoismydog, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. leoismydog

    leoismydog Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    Well 6 of the 12 eggs that were shipped hatched a day early on Wendsday, day 21 was thursday. There are no visable pips on any of the remaining eggs. How long should you wait to either break the eggs open to see how far along they made it or just dispose of the eggs. I attempted to candle on day 17 and all eggs were uniformly dark and i was not really able to see anything but an air space. I would think that if they were alive there would be atleast be a pip on the egg. How late can eggs hatch. The last time i had about a 3 day variance on the hatch from start to finish But i did put a couple eggs in the bater on day 2 so i assumed it was those that were a day or to late. Thanks for any help.
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have gone as long as 27 days and still had hatchlings. I would give it a few days. We will also put the eggs up to our ear and lightly tap on the shell to see if we hear a chirp or movement.
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2009
    Elizabethtown, KY
  4. leoismydog

    leoismydog Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2008
    Thanks I will recandel and see what i can see. I might let them go till sunday then break 1 open.
  5. aalbury

    aalbury Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2009
    I had one hatch on day 25. If there is any chance your bator had slightly low temps, it can stall development. Leave them in unless they start to smell or weep (from reading here), unless you are a breeder and want to destroy them for not hatching on time.

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