Chick already in air pocket and pecking on day 18?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sabrinaTmartens, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. sabrinaTmartens

    sabrinaTmartens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys,

    I have 10 silkie eggs in my incubator.
    I put them in there on the night of august the 21st.
    So they have been in there for almost 18 days now.

    Tonight i was doing one last candling check up, before raising the humidity and putting the incubator on lockdown.

    I noticed some of the eggs looked like they might be in different stages then others, some were almost completely dark already and other were still 1/3 clear, but all moving allot, so that's good.

    Halfway the candling i noticed that in one of the eggs, the chick was already in the air pocket and pecking.

    I also noticed 2 dark bumps in that air pocket. ( maybe it was just that the chick was in a weird position, but i looked slightely off)

    Should i worry the egg is already started to hatch on day 18??
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    There's no reason to worry - it's not going to change anything, and there's really nothing you can do about it. [​IMG] It seems that there are always a couple of "early birds" in every hatch.
     
  3. HugHess

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    X2 My first two were peepin and rockin' late on day 18 and zipped out by day 19! So I agree with bobbi-j.
     
  4. sabrinaTmartens

    sabrinaTmartens Out Of The Brooder

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    Then there don't be a reason to worry he's a few days ahead of the other eggs.

    I did noticed something else which i have never seen before during hatching when i candled yesterday.

    I saw the chicks head and beak on one side in the air pocket, but on the other side i noticed another dark bump, which looked to be moving seperately.

    At one point the bump with the beak moved very slow, but the other bump moved very active.

    I am almost afraid they might be twins, even though the changes are very odd.

    Is there a way to be sure? Maybe weight the egg?
     

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