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Day 21, last one finally pipped, SUCCESS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyb1969, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Today is day 21 for my 6 bantam Columbian Cochin e g gs. The first chick hatched around 3am this morning, and the 4th just hatched around 4pm this afternoon. When the last chick hatched, my humidity spiked to 74%, so I quickly grabbed the 2 remaining e g gs and candled/tapped them. 1 of these e g g s is no good, but the other e g g holds a peeping chick. How long should I wait before I intervene?

    Oh yeah...the humidity only dropped to 68% with me opening the bator, and the temp only dropped to 99 degrees.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    is the eg g pipped ? if so you should give it at least 24 hours after the pipp befor even thinking about helping.
    How doyou know the one is bad?
    I had a baby that hatched early early this morening after 1-2 days after the others
     
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:No, the egg is not pipped. The bad egg had no sounds coming from it and no movement when a candled it. I did put it back in the hatcher, though...just in case.
    Yours that hatched this morning...had it already pipped when the others were finished hatching?

    I've never had this happen before, so I'm pretty worried. I can't stand the thought of this little chick dying in the egg without me trying to help it. I know, I know...it's nature. Guess I'm too soft hearted sometimes.
     
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  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I ended up opening the top of it just a little when it had been pipped for about 30 hours it was still moveing so I left it alone after that , the chick is kinda puny I think there may have been a reason it took so long , Im hopeing it was in a cool spot in the bator and is just behind a bit.
     
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  5. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id give it at least 24 hours after the last one hatched before attempting to help.
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thanks Amy Sue! [​IMG] I know I'm supposed to wait that long if the chick has pipped but not hatched, but I wasn't sure if that is the general rule in this situation as well.
     
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    The egg finally pipped! Now I might get some sleep tonight. [​IMG]
     
  8. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go Chickie!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    This hatch is officially complete! [​IMG] This "slow" chick hatched EARLY this morning and is doing wonderful. I put the egg in an egg carton to keep the other 4 from having soccer practice with it. So this chick hatched in the egg carton and was out of it and nice and dry when I found him this morning. [​IMG] Now on to my Delaware hatch on Saturday! [​IMG]
     

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