Does This Make Any Sense?

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

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    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?


  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
  3. joy

    joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2007
    Lancashire England
    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

    Mar 9, 2009
    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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