Chick not chirping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Serendipi, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Serendipi

    Serendipi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I've had 4 healthy chicks hatch in this batch of eggs so far. I have one egg that has both and internal and external pip - the strange thing is that it hasn't cheeped at all.

    Could something be wrong with it? Why isn't it noisy? Will it mean it's a weak chick?

    I have 4 more eggs that need to hatch - hopefully, there are two solid looking ones in the hatching incubator that I don't think are viable. I'm a first time egg hatcher...

    Any advice or help is gratefully received

    Thank you.
     
  2. auburn

    auburn Out Of The Brooder

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    Has it made any more progress on pipping? If not I would say the chick has likely passed away. If it is continuing to pip, then I'm not completely sure, I've never had a silent hatcher before! Hopefully someone else can give you some more insight. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Serendipi

    Serendipi Out Of The Brooder

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    It's still moving and pipping... it's just silent [​IMG]
     
  4. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, Just leave it alone................they do not all chirp when hatching.
    Actually, most of mine don't. Often we cause more problems by helping...............
    Might be silent because it is tired................
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  5. Serendipi

    Serendipi Out Of The Brooder

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    it's left alone, it has until tomorrow morning to have made more progress and then I shall start fretting :)
     

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