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Originally Posted by RubyNala97 View Post

The problem was that the top one had internally pipped but the bottom one was probably not getting enough air or breathing in fluid because it was underneath. There is nothing you good have done. You would have needed to get both to have proper oxygen and with all that blood there's no way you could have made a pip through the membrane. hugs.gif
I just locked down with 2 external pips. Both were fine!! Good luck on the hatch!
See what I wrote above. It's close to impossible. They only way would have been if both were able to get proper oxygen long enough to absorb the yolk and blood and you would have had to zip them out. There's a YouTube video of a successful twin chicken hatch with assistance.
Me too! It took the thing a long time to hatch. I could see it was so not ready. I think it was pipped for about 46 hours. But it hatched on its own and is doing great now. Update when you can. fl.gif
Is it a dark shell??
Oh wow! They are both beautiful! Surprised to see how they both formed so perfectly.
Ravyn is so right....it can take forever!
thank you so much @rubynala I have just beat myself up over this one! The what ifs are killing me! It wasn't just one it was two I lost so doubly broken hearted! Thanks for letting me know there probably wasn't much of a chance in the first place and definitely not at my novice level! Then like you said they both formed with one being just slightly bigger and the fact that both were gasping at first really makes me wish I had done mouth to beak or something!! Lol I laugh but seriously!!
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Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70 View Post

I'm praying it's a good hatch. I'm really excited!! I'm also nervous though. I've seen that ducklings can be a bit more difficult. smile.png[/quote. My goodness I hope so! I'm soo new to this and my broody mamas do fine all the way up to hatch then these weird things happen! I need to suck it up a little too I just see those sweet little duck faces and melt instantly and fall apart when I can't save one!
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Thanks I need all the luck I can get.. smile.png
good luck with your silkie hatch!!! fl.gif
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Originally Posted by 2crazyflockers View Post

good luck with your silkie hatch!!! fl.gif
Lol thank you.. smile.png
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Lol thank you.. smile.png
you're welcome!! You said you needed it so I'll def wish you better luck than what I have!!! lau.gif
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thank you. If you don't mind a pm in absolute panic mode every now and again gig.gif I will keep that in mind!! It never fails it happens late when the threads have gone dead for the night!! he.gif I'm glad to know they can take their sweet time though it already feels like an eternity when you're waiting hoping they're OK then to only have a small hole to keep checking on them and I'm afraid of the shrink wrap thing!! Sorry to ramble just totally worked up and worn out over this hatch! Thank you for the advice and lending an ear!!

No problem... and I know how you feel... we can't save them all, and sometimes they just aren't meant to be... all we can do is our best and give the ones we do save a happy, healthy life...

I adore my ducks, each one has it's one unique personality... it breaks my heart each time I lose a single one, before or after hatch... it never gets easier but you will learn how to cope with it better...

I get notifs when I'm PM'd, so if I'm up or able, I answer, no worries... if I don't answer right away it's cuz I can't, and I will as soon as I can...

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I'm sure I'll be bugging everyone really soon lol wink.png

Same goes... nothing like the love of a duck, and earning their total trust... hang in there and holler anytime... smile.png
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

No problem... and I know how you feel... we can't save them all, and sometimes they just aren't meant to be... all we can do is our best and give the ones we do save a happy, healthy life...

I adore my ducks, each one has it's one unique personality... it breaks my heart each time I lose a single one, before or after hatch... it never gets easier but you will learn how to cope with it better...

I get notifs when I'm PM'd, so if I'm up or able, I answer, no worries... if I don't answer right away it's cuz I can't, and I will as soon as I can...
Same goes... nothing like the love of a duck, and earning their total trust... hang in there and holler anytime... smile.png
hugs.gif thank you soo much! You've made me feel so much better!! I love them all and It just breaks my heart! Thank you for being here!!
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hugs.gif thank you soo much! You've made me feel so much better!! I love them all and It just breaks my heart! Thank you for being here!!

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Anytime... I'm always around, I just get behind on threads a lot, lol...
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I cutting that computer fan it doesn't work. I ask people to not leave negative things in my box. I don't need it.
post #5010 of 7523
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post

My sister in law had twin quails hatch! One died after a few hours, but I think the other lived on. I can't remember. But the quail are so tiny to begin with, it was truly amazing!
Ravyn beat me to it. smile.png

That's awesome that both hatched! It's hard to imagine 2 fitting in those tiny eggs!

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My hatch is almost over. Locked down 13 golden sebrights, 1 was questionable at lockdown, but I left it in. I dont think it will hatch, but 11 have so far and the 12th is pipped with beak showing.

4 lavender orpingtons locked down, 3 have hatched, nothing from the last, but its still day 21, so I'll leave it. I'm surprised they hatched on the end of day 20 anyway, they are usually 21/22 day-ers.

So I'm ecstatic with them so far. I've only moved the first 5 to the brooder, so the Brinsea is quite crowded with chicks right now! Waiting on that last one, then I'll move them and get some pics.

@audy5000g after having such a good hatch result, I'm more inclined to blame the post office for your issues. I was scared my birds had developed an unseen problem, but these look fine, so I'm standing by my birds. How are yours doing now?

Im looking forward to seeing your pics 🙂Glad your babies are looking good too!! Hopefully the last 3 will make their appearance soon fl.gif

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Originally Posted by RubyNala97 View Post

The problem was that the top one had internally pipped but the bottom one was probably not getting enough air or breathing in fluid because it was underneath. There is nothing you good have done. You would have needed to get both to have proper oxygen and with all that blood there's no way you could have made a pip through the membrane. hugs.gif
I just locked down with 2 external pips. Both were fine!! Good luck on the hatch!
See what I wrote above. It's close to impossible. They only way would have been if both were able to get proper oxygen long enough to absorb the yolk and blood and you would have had to zip them out. There's a YouTube video of a successful twin chicken hatch with assistance.
Me too! It took the thing a long time to hatch. I could see it was so not ready. I think it was pipped for about 46 hours. But it hatched on its own and is doing great now. Update when you can. fl.gif
Is it a dark shell??
Oh wow! They are both beautiful! Surprised to see how they both formed so perfectly.
Ravyn is so right....it can take forever!

That's good to hear! Thanks for the encouragement 😀 So far that egg hasn't enlarged the pip and no others are pipped yet on day 19.
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Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70 View Post

Bummed. It's day 10 and bout 5 of my silkie eggs were showing infertile when I candled them. 2 looked to have recently passed. I'm think because I dropped one on the other when turning them the other morning. They didn't break but we're jolted badly. So far I'm only seeing about 5 that are doing what they should be. Hopefully a few hatch.. sad.png

fl.gif for your silkies. Are these shipped eggs?

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Originally Posted by ShanandGem View Post

I have a broody hen who is really ruining it for me lol.  She's at about day 10 or 11 and all I know is she is sitting on at least 3 eggs.  I really want to sneak out there and candle tonight but she is doing such a good job I probably shouldn't mess with her.
You should see the 'snack plates' I prepare for her twice a day.  Cooked peas, lentils, corn and spinach with some fish, fresh picked dandelion leaves, a little grit, a pinch of my hand ground scratch feed.  All lovingly served in a seashell shaped, porcelain dish within easy reach.  Hey, if ya gotta be on bed rest for your entire pregnancy it should at least feel like a spa!

Lol wow that's quite an upscale broody nest you have going there!! 😄
I had a tough time leaving my broody's eggs alone too but I didn't candle them at all (and I like to candle!) She hatched 5 of the 6 and was a first timer.

My broody last summer had zero interest in treats, this one would jump off those eggs in a split second when she heard the rooster calling the hens to the goodies 😄
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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