Help...Can hear chick chirp in the egg and do I need to do anything. - Page 3
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So happy to hear this is normal. I have an egg in the incubator because it is an easter egger egg and we wanted to know what the chick looks like. He's been under mom until this morning when we had the first one hatch. I was sure I saw the egg move, but then nothing for hours. I just heard him peep and was concerned that there was no pipping. Glad to hear this is normal.
I have a whole slew of Serama and Dutch Bantam eggs that were in the incubator when the power went out during a wind storm. This was early in the incubation process. Set the eggs on the 11th power goes out all day long on the 13th, though i put a baby blanket over the hova bator incubator. and I had a small propane heater going, with required ventilation. Today, on the 20th day of incubation, I decided to check on them to see if they were still good. I opened the top briefly to candle them without picking them up and to add some warm water with a ketchup squeeze bottle. Temp was 99.5, humidity 79. I heard faint peeping, especially when I touched one of the eggs that I could not see through. There were actually 2-3 eggs that I could not see through, they looked like solid shell. Some of these eggs are tiny. I know that there is a lethal gene that causes short legs and makes it impossible for them to get out of the shell. I am so afraid that this might happen and they will be trapped, because there is no pipping, just peeping. Faint peeping. Should I just wait and hope for the best? I suppose there is nothing I can do but let Nature take its course. If nothing happens this will be one expensive storm, because I had 3 dozen eggs in the incubator when the power went out. A dozen local Seramas that I picked up from a breeder about 50 miles from here, 14 Dutch Bantams I ordered from a reputable seller online (arrived perfect, no cracks, packed well), and 14 Seramas I ordered from a blue ribbon winning seller-show stock. As I'm typing this I can hear the little babies. I'm a nervous wreck. Now I know how new fathers feel when their wives/partners go into labor!