when to give up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cw, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    alright, its day 21 and nothing, my wife and i thought we saw some of the eggs shaking , but still no pipin. how long to wait before abanding the hatch?
     
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    The last set I hatched began pipping on day 22 & the hatch wasn't complete until day 23.
    I wait until day 25 before opening the 'bator.
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    ok thank you, they are from are young barred rocks
    would i see the eggs shake?
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I hatch in cartons in a cabinet incubator, so I really don't see any movement.
    When I hatched in an LG, sometimes eggs would rock, sometimes they wouldn't. I usually heard them peeping a couple hours before they'd pip - that mean's they've broken through the air cell.
    Just be patient & don't open the incubator.
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  5. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    thank you
     
  6. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep...wait til day 25 before giving up...and then, I very carefully make a small hole in the air cell end -- once you open up a 1/4 inch hole, you can see if there's a chick in it, and if it's still alive...If you don't break through the lower air cell membrane, unless it's just ready to explode, it still won't smell bad.
     

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