Chicks are not developing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brettp36, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. brettp36

    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    I candled my eggs and saw that they have developed but I saw no movement. Now it is day 21 and can’t hear anything from the eggs but they have piped. I don’t know if the eggs have just cracked from a lot of movement or they have actually piped.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    Chicks will pip and sit that way for around 24 hours as they absorb the remaining yolk and blood that has been running through the veins in the membrane. So there's nothing to worry about at this stage - they are doing just what they are supposed to do. Just be patient (which seems to get harder to do once those eggs pip). :thumbsup
     
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    What's your temp and humidity? You say they cracked from a lot of movement? If they have pipped, just leave the bator closed so you don't loose the humidity. Usually they rest for awhile after pipping, before they start zipping.
     
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  4. brettp36

    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    They are under a broody hen.
     
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    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Ok, nevermind, the hen will take care of the hatching process. ;)
     
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  6. brettp36

    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    Thx now I don’t feel as stressed.:yesss:
     
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    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    I already have a rooster but do you think if I get another rooster in this peep will they fight?
     
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    JaeG Crossing the Road

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    I'm not sure - we are stuck in suburbia at the moment so no roos for us. I think it will depend on your roosters personality as to whether he will allow young cockerels around. If they grow up as part of the flock you have a better chance of them being tolerated than if you tried to introduce another roo. Hopefully someone else can advise you there.
     
  9. brettp36

    brettp36 In the Brooder

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    Yay 2 out of 12 chicks have hatched
     
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