Chick peeping in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kimberly Frodyma, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Kimberly Frodyma

    Kimberly Frodyma In the Brooder

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    Hey guys so I heard one chick peeping in the egg when I candled it for lockdown and haven’t heard anything in 6-7 hours... is that normal?-Kim
     
  2. pittmanbirds

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    Yes it is. Its probably resting.
     
  3. Kimberly Frodyma

    Kimberly Frodyma In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much!! All I can think is shrink wrap! Shrink wrap! Shrink wrap!... I am an Pediatric ICU nurse so I worry about EVERYTHING that could go wrong!
     
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  4. Tiana's chickens

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    Should be perfectly fine. Completely normal for them to rest for hours. What temperature and humidity are you on and what has it been on during lockdown?
     
  5. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

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    Sorry not during lockdown, I meant before lockdown
     
  6. Kimberly Frodyma

    Kimberly Frodyma In the Brooder

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    Unfortunately I don’t have a humidification probe.. I just added 1/2 cup water To the incubator before lockdown... had decent sized air sacs...
     
  7. Kimberly Frodyma

    Kimberly Frodyma In the Brooder

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    Oh and temp is 38 since incubation....
     
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  8. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Tap on the incubator to *wake* it up.... whistle... see if you can get it to make any sounds.
     
  9. Kimberly Frodyma

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    I have been whistling, cheeping tapping and playing Stevie Nicks!! Still nothing...
     
  10. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Mine liked Blondie :)
     

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