early hatchers question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by frankie5316, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some of my chicks hatched very early, will this affect them at all in the future?

    plz answer someone..

    -frankie
     
  2. Layin Eggs

    Layin Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How early is early?
     
  3. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my son opened the egg just after the chick pipped through, the chick just laid there for hours but it seems fine now, its very little
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    As long as the yolk sack has been absorbed it should be ok.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    hi didnt you ask this yesterday to?
     
  6. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no,this is the first time
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I remember this same question from yesterday too. [​IMG]
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You have to understand that just because the chick has pipped that does not mean it will hatch in the next few hours. Often they can take 24 - 36 hours to actually come out of the egg. Taking a chick out of the egg without waiting the proper time for it to hatch and begin to exercise and work its lungs could cause it to die later from unseen causes. Those last few hours are when the blood is absorbed from the egg membrane, the yolk is absorbed and the lungs finish ripening.

    Unless you know a chick is in trouble and it is after day 22 I would suggest you sit on your hands, close that bator and keep the humidty at 70%. If you have other chicks waiting to hatch opening your bator could jeopardize those eggs.
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    missprissy can you please look at the link I provided in this post. It seems a little funny dont you think?
     
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