day 23 with no sign of hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by econerd, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got some bantam eggs under a broody hen, and they were due to hatch on monday. I candled yesterday and it was moving quite a bit, looked like the head was towards the air sack, which is now quite big, but couldn't see any internal pipping, but not sure what I'm looking for. do I put a hole in the shell to help it out as I don't want to loose it, and I think its the only one out of the 6 that will hatch.

    the hen is still diligently sitting on the nest and not letting me see the eggs, gets up very rarely.
     
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  2. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    update: I can hear it peeping inside the egg! looks like its on its way, no external pip yet that I can see. will update and get photos when I can
     
  3. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    its pipped externally, just, so should be here by tomorrow fingers crossed
     
  4. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    defiantly keep me updated I've got chicks due tomorrow fingers crossed[​IMG]
     
  5. econerd

    econerd Out Of The Brooder

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    it hatched around 11 last night, really easy hatch, pretty quick. its now huddling under mum and refusing to come out for it pics, I'm waiting for her to decide she doesn't need to sit any more and leave the nest.
     
  6. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well that's great when u can send a pic of ur little baby
     
  7. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Broody hens hatched some little chicks here a pic[​IMG]
     
  8. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There pretty cute little guys
     
  9. econerd

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    I can do better, I got a vid of it.


    the other three were scrambled
     
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  10. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That chick is so cute! I'm glad it hatched ok.

    Just so you know, newspaper makes for a slick surface and can cause injuries in young chicks. You should consider putting bedding down, whatever you were using in your nest boxes. Shavings, straw, that sort of thing.
     

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