Will my eggs hatch after 21 days?

Island Hatchers

In the Brooder
Dec 15, 2020
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8
14
Hi there,
I had 6 fertilised eggs in my incubator and only 2 have hatched. All the eggs are completely black when candled but it is now day 24 and 4 eggs still haven’t hatched.

Is there anyway to tell if the chick has died inside the egg? Also, how many days after day 21 should the eggs be left in the incubator?
 

abpatchy

Crowing
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May 1, 2012
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when did the others hatch?
I hate to say that but on day 24 they probably won't hatch anymore. Do you hear any chirping? Are the eggs moving sometimes?
I would take out an egg and lightly tap it and see if you hear anything. If not they probably died.
 

Island Hatchers

In the Brooder
Dec 15, 2020
13
8
14
when did the others hatch?
I hate to say that but on day 24 they probably won't hatch anymore. Do you hear any chirping? Are the eggs moving sometimes?
I would take out an egg and lightly tap it and see if you hear anything. If not they probably died.
The 1st chick hatched on day 22 and the 2nd chick on day 23
 

Smileybans

Crowing
Nov 13, 2020
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I float test mine as well as the tapping and listening. It isn’t fool proof but it will tell you if the chick has died during development. I’ve had some of my eggs float just right and never hatch however. So I stop incubation after day 29 if they hatch on day 21.
 

Hei 20

Free Ranging
Oct 8, 2020
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Hi there,
I had 6 fertilised eggs in my incubator and only 2 have hatched. All the eggs are completely black when candled but it is now day 24 and 4 eggs still haven’t hatched.

Is there anyway to tell if the chick has died inside the egg? Also, how many days after day 21 should the eggs be left in the incubator?
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