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Hi all,

Lucy hatches her own chicks and I try not to interfere.  This morning 2 eggs were hatched by 8:30 am.  2 more hatched by 10am.  Total of 4 out of 6 eggs.  Its 8:30 pm and the other 2 eggs are not hatched and dont have a pip...... The 4 chicks are ready to start moving around and eating, but Lucy won't budge till those other eggs hatch.  Is it too soon to take them and test/crack them?    How long is the longest possible time between nested eggs hatching.  This was day 27 of her setting, and she actually got off them the first night(day1) and roosted in a tree,  Never saw her do that before, was a little worried the eggs would fail.  Any ideas on if I should test these two eggs?

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5 IB Peafowl, 1 Easter Egger,  1 Golden Laced Wyandott, 2 Buff Orpington, 1 Lavender Orpington, 3 dogs, 2 cats,1 rabbit, 2 teenagers and 1 hole-in-the-head. .
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post #2 of 6

I would wait until the morning at least, if she is off the nest you could candle the eggs and see if there is a live chick.

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india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

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post #3 of 6

I know nothing about peafowl, except that they are pretty. :)

 

Maybe if she gets up again, can you sneak a quick candle and see if you can see anything moving in the egg?

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post #4 of 6
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Okay- I have a candler thing- looks like a lighbulb socket...but I've never used it.  Thought you could only use it early on in the incubation.  But I can actually use it now- and see something?

So what do I do?  Do I handle the egg a special way- keep the air bubble up?  Do I put the candler on any particular spot?  Help...

5 IB Peafowl, 1 Easter Egger,  1 Golden Laced Wyandott, 2 Buff Orpington, 1 Lavender Orpington, 3 dogs, 2 cats,1 rabbit, 2 teenagers and 1 hole-in-the-head. .
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5 IB Peafowl, 1 Easter Egger,  1 Golden Laced Wyandott, 2 Buff Orpington, 1 Lavender Orpington, 3 dogs, 2 cats,1 rabbit, 2 teenagers and 1 hole-in-the-head. .
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post #5 of 6

Q8 will know much more about pea eggs, but for overdue chickens I go to a dark room, hold the fat end of the egg up and shine the light down into the egg.  It should be mostly dark, but you might see movement along the top line at the bottom of the air cell.  If you see a triangular shadow moving in it, then the chick has internally pipped and should start hatching soon.

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Originally Posted by FridayYet View Post
 

Q8 will know much more about pea eggs, but for overdue chickens I go to a dark room, hold the fat end of the egg up and shine the light down into the egg.  It should be mostly dark, but you might see movement along the top line at the bottom of the air cell.  If you see a triangular shadow moving in it, then the chick has internally pipped and should start hatching soon.

Thats right but i would wait till the morning, many will hatch at day 28.

india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

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india blue w/e, purple, splading bronze, pied, silver pied and bronze black shoulder, opal w/e, opal BS silver pied,opal silver pied cameo w/e, cameo BS pied w/e, cameo BS silver pied, spaldings and muticus green

 

 

 

((Excuse my English))

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