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Candling overdue eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jonezjollyfarm, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I had the one egg pip yesterday and I can see the broken part of the shell has moved put no other pips. I can still see vibrations on the thermometer idk if that's the chick that popped or the others trying to get out. Is uncommon for them to pip that far apart?
     
  2. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I went in this morning to beg and plead with these eggs and saw a second pip that broke the shell but not the membrane and after playing some baby chicks on my phone I heard a peep or 2. Hopefully I have more pips today.
     
  3. EaeMre

    EaeMre Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! So how many chicks so far?
     
  4. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No chicks. Just 2 pips. Before I left for work I was playing hen sounds on my phone and they were peeping when they heard it.
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hope the little pippers hatch! Next time raise your incubator temp half a degree and it will help them to hatch on time.

    Post some pics when they get here!
     
  6. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got another pip. The original pip still hasn't emurged. I want to open the incubator and move the unpiped under the heater because that seems to be where they are pipping. You know that would kill them all?
     
  7. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You think that would kill them?
     
  8. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And maybe do a quick candle on the nonpiped?
     
  9. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    The pippers are absorbing their yolk and it could take a day before they start zipping.

    I don't like to open the bator when there are pips unless there is an urgent need. But it's up to you.
     
  10. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So 4 more have pipped since I got home from work. And I think the last 3 are well on there way. But... I'm not so use how the first pip is doing. It pipped around 220 yesterday afternoon and is still not zipping and I haven't seen any movement since I got home. To be fair I haven't seen it move sine it pipped but I can tell it have been it's beak is a poking out a little. Is it just resting? Or is it dead?
     

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