CHICK HATCHING 3 DAYS EARLY!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by starrmar006, May 24, 2018.

  1. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    I have a chick that is hatching 3 days early I just put the hatching tray in and tapping all of them to see if I hear them peck back and instead of a peck it made a chirp What do I do!
     
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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Leave it alone and let it hatch. If one is early, there may be more early ones.
     
  3. TeaChick

    TeaChick Crowing

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  4. starrmar006

    starrmar006 Songster

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    The babies were suppose to go to a broody who's sitting on 5 eggs, I guess if its healthy ill keep it inside until the others hatch.
     
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  5. HenniesInMyHeart

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    Yes, let it alone! It can take a full day after pipping internally; sometimes longer. Are your eggs from bantams? They sometimes hatch early.
     
  6. starrmar006

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    no normal black copper EE mix, I had this happen last time with the same shape egg but the chick hatched on time but was underdeveloped and we had to euthanize it.
     
  7. HenniesInMyHeart

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    Were you using the same incubator as last time? I wonder if your temps are running high. That can explain early hatches and underdevelopment at hatch time.
     
  8. starrmar006

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    ya the same incubator and temps
     
  9. TeaChick

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    You have 72 hours from the point when it's completely hatched.
     
  10. starrmar006

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    We have another one hatching, so I think when they were put in when they were developed on day one so they are hatching a day early.
     

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