When to throw in the towel...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shortblondemommy, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Shortblondemommy

    Shortblondemommy Chirping

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    I purchased 17 eggs online, two were broken when they got to me. It took 5 days in the mail to get to me. (They got delayed by the weather.) I candled them at 1 week and right before lock down. 7 remained. One hatched yesterday on day 21. In the incubator on March [email protected] 9pm. So now I have 6 unhatched eggs. I have no clue how much longer I should wait before I give up on them. This is my first time hatching. Any input is great!
     
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  2. Shortblondemommy

    Shortblondemommy Chirping

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    9DEC973E-E777-4AC5-8FC3-171C97ADC2FC.jpeg One little chick! I’m pretty sure a female lavender orps
     
  3. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    What day are the other eggs up to?
     
  4. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    Hatching could be delayed based on not steady temperature in the incubator. My ducks took 32 days to hatch.. four extra days! If there are no external pips I would open the incubator and candle them.
     
  5. 2 many chickens

    2 many chickens Songster

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    So no don't give up just yet. Not all hatch on day 21
     
  6. Shortblondemommy

    Shortblondemommy Chirping

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    Today is day 22
     
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  7. Hyroler

    Hyroler Songster

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    I have had chicks hatch as late as 26 days.Don't give up yet
     
  8. Shortblondemommy

    Shortblondemommy Chirping

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    Wow that’s good to know! I’ll definitely leave them alone!! Thanks!
     
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  9. Shortblondemommy

    Shortblondemommy Chirping

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    What would I look for? It’s hard to see anything.
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    delay 40 min per day, plus you do not know how old each egg was.
     
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