Day 20 some signs of life no sound

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenluv456, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Chickenluv456

    Chickenluv456 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey. I have what is believed to be a Buff Orpington egg, its very small, white, and has some light brown speckles, not dirt though. Anyway, its Day 20 there are some signs of life and by that I mean there is a small dark spot, and a large air sack. I don't here anything when I listen, but it moved on its own, is this normal, is it alive? Any answers would be appreciated, Thanks! Please Help[​IMG]
     
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  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can do a float test , put in large warm water pan slowing put egg in and see if theres movement. most egg hatch up to 26 days
     
  3. Chickenluv456

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    But wont it kill the chick if you put it in water, and if you can explain further, sorry this is my first time [​IMG]
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    I would let it yet..... read what its doing
     
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    If its moving dont float it!
     
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  8. Chickenluv456

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    I will thanks for your help!
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    I totally understand your anxiety at this stage..... do your best to keep calm and read a bit and understand the hatching process.
    It takes time and 21 days is ONLY a baseline for hatching....
     
  10. samsapp

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    I would leave it be. the egg doesnt start to incubate until the mother starts to set. i know my girls lay
    eggs for like a week(Until they have a clutch like 8 eggs) than start to set and they all hatch within a day or two of each other. the chick breathes thru its shell so i wudnt put it in water. hope this helps
     

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