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Do eggs rest before pipping/hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IHeartPoultry, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello everyone!

    I am concerned for my 6 shipped Serama eggs. They went into lockdown a few days ago. I candled them before they went into lockdown and every egg looked alive and healthy! They started wiggling a day or so after going into lockdown. Everything seemed fine, but they are now 18.5 days old, we hear no peeping, no pips, and they are not even wiggling anymore!! Nothing has changed, humidity is good and so it the temperature. I don't know what's up!? Do they take a break before hatching? Maybe I can't hear their quiet peeps over the incubator fan? Should I be so worried?!

    Also, I put the eggs on the wire in the incubator and I'm scared that if the newly hatched chicks (if they ever hatch) will roll the unhatched eggs... Will the unhatched eggs be okay if the chicks roll them?

    Oh I'm a mess...:barnie
     
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  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never done sermas but if I remember correctly I think I was told they hatch around day 19? If so you still have time. And if your temp was off it might be slightly delayed. I have also noticed with my chicken eggs that sometimes there is no chirping/movement/nothing and suddenly a chick has pipped. I know it's hard but just keep watching.
     
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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes. At day 17/18 the chicks get into hatch position. (Head under wing, beak up.) You might, during this, see rocking and movement. Then you may see nothing again until you get a pip or hear a cheeping inside signifiying an internal pip.
    Yes, chicks will roll the eggs. The "experts" say it doesn't hurt them. Not everyone feels this way and many remove their chicks during hatch.

    They can, bantam breeds are known to hatch a day or two early, but many hatch with standards too.
     
  4. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Guess who hatched this afternoon...

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    Two more on the way! Sadly the other three eggs are making no progress... [​IMG]



    Edit: FYI the weird fluffy thing in the top right of the photo is a fake chick to keep the single chick company [​IMG]
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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  6. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just updated everyone on the HAL about how they are doing. If you are wondering how they are doing, go there. [​IMG]
     
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