Chicks hatched yesterday. Today, one egg left and chick is chirping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melanie, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. melanie

    melanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Six chicks hatched over 24 yrs ago. Today, one egg left and chick is chirping inside. I was going to get rid of the egg and I heard it chirping. Put it back under momma. Is this normal or does the chick need help getting out. My instinct is it's best to leave it alone. I'm not very experienced in hatching.
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    you may want to put it in a hatcher/incubator.

    the momma hen will be interested in taking the other chicks out & about & may chill the egg.

    Once she hatches slip her in with the momma hen - she can't count & will be ok with the extra chick.
     
  3. chuckzoo

    chuckzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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  4. melanie

    melanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 yrs. lol (I meant hrs.). Momma is sitting on the egg and I don't have an incubator. Shall I just leave it alone? Or, should I chip the end/air sac?
     
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  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    if she's still sitting on it, I'd leave it alone. (jmo)
     
  6. melanie

    melanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are confined in a feed trough with hay and a heat lamp, so she can't leave. It's about 2' x 4 1/2'.
     
  7. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I would put food and water near her so she doesn't even have to get up to teach her new babies to eat, but can do it from sitting on her last egg.
     
  8. melanie

    melanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. It hatched a couple hours ago.
     

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