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What to do?? - Twin egg hatch

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Hey all...So it's day 21 for my chick eggs...I couldn't candle well, due to brown eggs, nightmare to see anything.  But day 18 lock down and as luck would have it.  2 chicks in one egg.  No piping yet, I candled the egg for a few seconds, had to check for life again and size of air sacs.  One air sac is just large enough on one end, the other end looks pretty tight, would like to see both make it, and both are still alive..It's 4am here..I'm worried. Any suggestions other than not leaving my home for a second..   

post #2 of 30

It is possible to successfully hatch twin eggs, I remember a BYC member did that some time ago and took a video of the hatch, which may help you:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/104245/double-yolker-yolk-hatched-video-p-16-13-week-pics-p-51/0_30

 

Be prepared to assist if needed. @Sally Sunshine put together a wonderful assisted hatch article here:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

 

Good luck and please keep us posted! 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #3 of 30
I can't offer any advice, but I'll be following your progress.

-Kathy
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I can't offer any advice, but I'll be following your progress.

-Kathy
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any update?  :fl

Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

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Incu Notes click HERE 

 

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Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 

No pip..but a little movement...at 4am they were alive..and as of 12 minutes ago also..it's now just noon here..I've been playing chick song, to give them a little incentive, but my hens and Roo out back are trying to get in my house now..lol..I'm flipping out just a little, but not an exact science with eggs..Just thought that if two were inhabiting one home, they'd go early, this is not the case.  Still early in the day here..Thanks for the information and the threads..I watched the video several times..WOW!  I'll keep you all posted..thanks again guys...  

post #7 of 30
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Not yet, but still alive...if not one both..no pip..but a small bit of movement...My nerves!  

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Not yet, but still alive...if not one both..no pip..but a small bit of movement...My nerves!  

:fl for you!

 

-Kathy

post #9 of 30

:fl and :hugs

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #10 of 30
Good luck I hope it hatches!
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