Mornin. Seems like so many people have had hatching issues. I'm one of them kinda... I still just have my one chick hatched yesterday afternoon. I woke up to one pip though. I hope the chick can bust out so my other has company. Not sure why the others are slow. I thought they looked good at lockdown. I've only ever had 1 egg I set at lockdown not make it... Good luck those still waiting on eggs! Guess I gotta start up a brooder soon... gonna be very spacious.
Cielo, my first chick this time around hatched a full day before any of the others. It's hard to be patient with so many over achievers out there but just hang in there. I also didn't get my brooder set up and warmed until I had 4 chicks hatch. They are in a brand new over sized clear plastic tub.
Good luck on the rest of your hatch.
Thank you! I ended up losing the pipped chick. It was HUGE and I think it smoothered when the other chick bumped into it and rolled it over. It's too bad. I feel sad losing chicks. I looked at it and it seemed fine one minute, making progress and thenjust a couple hours later... rolled over and not moving or peeoping so I helped it out of the egg but it was too late.
This is my lowes hatch rate ever. 1 chick out of 12. I named her Lucky. We've been snuggling a lot.
I'm sorry your other pip didn't make it. I had the exact same thing happen last spring. Disheartening.
I woke up early to check on a pip I had last night, hoping I had 1 more chick. It was a blue silkie and by 4 am was ready to join everyone else in the brooder. I thought that was it for my hatch since I had tapped and listened to my other eggs last night (never having done that before). No response. I wasn't quite ready to unplug the bator yet but figured nothing else was going to happen. When I walked back into my office, I heard a faint "beeping". I can't figure out which egg it's coming from but I'm going to leave everything else as is. You just never know.
Post a pic of Lucky.