Chirping egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by theeggone, May 18, 2009.

  1. theeggone

    theeggone New Egg

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    I have an egg that has been chirping for about 12 hours and no crack. The hen abandon the eggs 3 days ago, and they got cold for a few hours, but I have had them under a light at around 98 since. I don't have an incubator, and have not been able to control the humidity in the room (which is around 55%). Should I assume that the little one is tired and break him free??
     
  2. alltheprettychickens

    alltheprettychickens New Egg

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    I just had one that chirped ALL nite and just hatched this am! I would give it time. Though i would read the sticky about helping eggs hatch. Maybe you could do something like put them in a semi closed container with a warm sponge or washcloth to up the humidity while still keeping them under the light?
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you doing anything about the humidity?
    momma would be keeping them humid right now too, not just warm
    I would worry about the membrane drying out
    there is a GREAT thread about helping chicks out, when to, when not too, do a search on this forum to find it, very expert advice there, much better than I can give you

    if your air humidity is high the chick may be ok
    good luck!!
     
  4. theeggone

    theeggone New Egg

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    Thanks for the great info. The first chick is out, but the others are not going so well. I have never had to take over for a hen before, and do not have much equipment to keep things going. I have not been able to control humidity well in my cardboard box below a light, but it has been raining for about 2 months in the north east and the humidity has been pretty high anyway. I did try softening the membrane with a damp towel, but inadvertently got them a bit cold (89). Hopefully all will go well. I still hear the peeps:). I did have to intervene with the 2nd, and am not sure how he will fair.
     

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