1 pipped How long before it does anything UPDATED: 4 HATCHED!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the eggs has pipped (a few hours ago) but hasn't made any progress. Should I assume it's dead? How long do they typically rest after pipping before zipping??
     
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  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sometimes as long as 24 hours but sometimes I can hear chirpings and if it is less and not as loud, you might intervene as I do sometimes and they made it out just fine. It based on survivablity and if you didnt have enough humidity for them not to stick in their egg shells, I would help them out.

    I would wait a while before I help them out. If it bleeds when you peel back the shell, leave it alone and let them finish it out. A very bloody chick can mean death to them while others survived just fine.
     
  3. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was still chirping as of three hours ago, and when I just went up to watch the 'bator I saw the piece of shell where the pip is move--so it's hopefully working on it. So how long do I wait before I intervene??
    PS- LACK of humidity has not been a problem with this hatch--As I write this there is still condensation on the windows of the incubator, even though the wells seem to be evaporating b/c I haven't opened the 'bator since day 18 (tonight is day 21). So we actually have too much humidity.
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it takes them awhile just be patient
     
  5. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You want to wait another couple days before intervening. They will take a while to hatch and if you try to pull them out too soon they will not survive. I know it is difficult but you must be patient.

    Richard
     
  6. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found this from one of my earlier posts and think it might explain why patience is a virtue![​IMG]

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  7. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I wen to bed last night this egg was no where near hatching, and when I got up a few minutes ago to check, it had zipped but I thought it would be another couple hours, so I climbed back into bed and heard some rattling in the 'baotr....Wouldn't you know it, it hatched while I wasn't looking! It has a little pit of a bloody navel, but it's not like bleeding, it's just pink. YAY!!!! I'm so excited!!!
    PS- Also while I was asleep, three faverolle eggs pipped, and when this little chick hatched and started scooting around the incubator and peeping, someone is chirping back to it!!!
     
  8. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See, it was worth the wait! [​IMG] They will be well on their way now!

    Richard
     
  9. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Congratulations!!!!!!

    Maransguy, that was interesting. I'd not read that before. Certainly gives one pause when considering intervening w/ a slow hatch.
     
  10. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

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    Well, a total of four chicks have hatched now, and I think that's all that will hatch b/c none of the other eggs are pipped, moving or chirping. Three hatched on their own, but I helped one little guy who had been trying all day and wasn't making much progress....I'm not sure if he'll live...His navel looks a tad bloody, and he has deformed feet.
     

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