Chicks stopped peeping in egg - normal??? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by newchickies, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. newchickies

    newchickies Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    My eggs started peeping this morning and continued on through the day, and for the past few hours we haven't heard anything from them. Is this normal? I'm worried that something has happened to them or that they've died..[​IMG]
    Also - how long do they usually "peep" before they start pipping?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i cant honestly answer this, but im wondering if its taken a break. It can take up to 24 hours from what i heard.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    If it has been awhile, I would candle it quickly to see if it is still moving. It could be just resting. If it has been in the air cell a long time without pipping, I am afraid it might have died. I will keep my [​IMG]
  4. newchickies

    newchickies Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2009
    I went ahead and candled really quick and found the one that has been peeping all day. As soon as I picked it up it started peeping at me! Yay!!! [​IMG] I hope the others will start peeping tomorrow too. So far I think it has just been the one chick that's been peeping today.
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    They can take really LOONG breaks (or so it seems to us anyways) so sit tight. [​IMG]
  6. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2008
    Clarksburg, MO
    hang in there and sit on your hands sometimes it can take a long time from peep to pip!

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