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How often do pipped eggs move and chirp?

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Yesterday at 1 pm I noticed a pipped egg in the nesting box. My broody hen was out and about and when she returned she was laying in an empty nesting box... I brought in the egg and i could hear chirping and moving. I placed the egg under the heat lamp and i haven't heard chirping for more than 10 hours. I'm worried that I might have overheated the chick ­čś× It's been about 15 hours since I moved the egg inside under the heat lamp.
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just a question... why did you take the egg away from the hen?  My hopes aren't too high for the chick if there is no longer chirping or movement

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post #3 of 6

In order to hatch a chick needs not only warmth, but also humidity. Like Hillaire, I also wonder why you decided to remove the egg from the nest? 

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I have two broody hens at the moment that have already killed off two other baby chicks. Sorry, should have explained that earlier. This is the first time I caught the broody hen away from the nest. I also found it strange that the hen didn't go back to its regular nest and instead settled for the empty nesting box.
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Maybe in future it would be better to only have one hen sitting on eggs at a given time. Search for broody buster in the search box if you are unsure how to break a broody hen.
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Thank you!
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