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Chick Pipping Almost 4 Days Early! UPDATE: They Hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tinychicky, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i set the egg on feb. 24th. it should have hatched march 16th, but today's only the 13th of march which is day 17 (and a half ) of incubation. i've heard of bantams hatching early, but it's never happened to me [​IMG] i'm not complaining (this is me --------> [​IMG] [​IMG] ), but should i be worried about the chick at all? it's a mix breed bantam and it's being hatched by a broody, if that helps. [​IMG]
     
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  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as it's pipping all by itself and you aren't helping it in any way then I wouldn't worry. Chicks tend to know when they are ready to hatch and it may pip for a full day.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Were your temps. steady?
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    like i said, it was hatched under a broody, so yes, the temps would be steady. the broody is a silkie cross, so she's very dedicated [​IMG]
     
  6. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You set the egg and it's being hatched by a broody? Was it maybe already developing under a different hen? Regardless, congrats and happy hatching!
     
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know for a fatc that it wasn't previously developing under another hen. this egg was laid by my "house chicken", tiny, and she's not broody.
     
  8. Barred Rocker

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    Bantams tend to hatch early anyway. In fact most of my large foul seem to hatch a day early even under a broody hen so I wouldn't think it would be all that rare for a batam egg to pip on day 17. It might pip and sit there for a day or so. It'll come out when it's ready, early or late.
     
  9. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's peeping lke crazy right now, talking to mama i think, it sounds like a very healthy chick [​IMG] hmmm, i wonder what color it'll be...... [​IMG]
     
  10. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I read this and said "Wow!" I've been hatching under silkie broodies for several years and my record is only 1 day early so far. Wow!! Glad it's healthy and happy! [​IMG]
     

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