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Day 20 help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlady622, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. chickenlady622

    chickenlady622 Just Hatched

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    Back again everyone. So I've got 8 bantam eggs in the incubator. First strike, the postman did not heed the giant "HATCHING EGGS" written all over the freaking package, and left them out for between 1-4 hours on my porch in 30ish degree weather. I got them in the incubator and on day 11 my son had a birthday party with a squad of rowdy 3rd graders. 5 out of 8 eggs damaged but no leaking. I used nail polish to seal all the cracks. Locked down yesterday (19) and almost immediately had a pip. It's been 24 hours and no great progress. Hubby saw movement and we hear chirping intermittently. Should I be worried?
     
  2. MallardMamma

    MallardMamma Just Hatched

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    No not at all. The noises and movement is great. Leave them be. They may pip a day or two before hatching. They do that to let more oxygen in when they have used all the air in the little air sack. I just had one pip a couple of weeks ago and it took him about two days to hatch after that.
     
  3. chickenlady622

    chickenlady622 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! It hatched about 9am today! Still no sign of movement from the rest of the eggs, but fingers are crossed [​IMG]
     

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