When to pull a non-hatcher?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NewHawaiiChick, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. NewHawaiiChick

    NewHawaiiChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I have one egg (out of 12!) that has not hatched. It was due four days ago, and all others collected on that day, and for the next four days, have hatched or pipped. This one shows no movement. When I candled it shows a defined air sac and black on one side and clear on another. I don't want it to explode in the incubator, but I'd feel horrible if I gave up too early.
    Any advice?
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Hmm, due 4 days ago? You are getting up there. Time to either toss, or take a peek, and then help if it is really over 4 days and it's alive. That's what I would do.
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    water test is your last option

    i it doesn't rock

    toss it


    but after 4 days I doubt it
     

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