Does This Make Any Sense?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepinglaura, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody hen sat on eggs for 22 days, and one out of 4 hatched. I assumed the other three were not viable, since they were actually a day older than the egg that hatched, and had quite large air sacs. I didn't want the remaining eggs to explode and contaminate the day old chick, so under the hen's wild protestations, I grabbed one of the eggs. It s a deep green bantam egg and hard to candle, but the egg sac shows up well. In the egg sac itself, I saw movement, a fluttering. But there was no peeping and no pipping. Now, 13 hrs later, the hen is still on those eggs, more possessively than ever, but I still only hear peeping of one chick.

    Would I not hear peeping and chirping when it is in the air cell? Would I certainly not hear it by now? Would you actually see fluttering in the air cell, or was I hallucinating?

    Thanks,

    Laura
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. joy

    joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never heard peeping from any of my eggs before piping and my hearing is fine [​IMG]
     
  4. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, there's now a pip! The hen got up for food so I got to peek! With the eggs I incubated I always heard peeping, so I was worried. Actually, given the weird air sac I'm surprised I didn't toss it. Yay, indecisiveness!
     

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