early pip on Ringneck

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by mamawolf544, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Today was lock down day for my Ringneck pheasants. First time hatcher here. And one of them is already pipped. Has a pretty good hole going. Is this normal or do you think I received an egg that a Mama had been sitting on.
    Thanks,
    Terri
     
  2. Bosque

    Bosque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a nubie too. When I tried to hatch three pheasant eggs, they all piped, then I waited two days till they hatched.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope Its Normal They Sometimes Do That...
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Thanks, I figured as much. Anything to make life more interesting![​IMG]
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Well I have 4 perfect little babies. Sadly 2 more died trying to hatch.
    Is it true they have a harder time hatching with a forced air incubator?
    Thanks,
    Terri
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes Its True--- In My Experience They Have A Tendancy To Dawdle More Than Other Babies Rather Than Hatch And The Forced Air 'bators' Will Dry Out The Inner Membranes Once The Shell Has A Pip Hole And Thereby "shrinkwrap" The Chick Before It Finishes Hatching. I Use Both Still And Forced And Yes I Know I'm Not Supposed To Help, But I Will Give Them 12-24 Hrs After They Have Ruptured Thru The Shell To "get Out Or I'm Comin' In!" And So Far I Have Very Good Success Rates With It.

    Sorry For The Loss Of Your 2.... But Yay For The 4 That Did Hatch!!! And Congrats!
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    P.s.==== Pix!!! We Love Pix!!! Hint Hint! Lol
     
  8. mamawolf544

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    I cant get this pic thing to work
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ya Know Its The Craziest Thing.... I Have Them In Many Breeds, Ages, And Sizes Including 4 Lil Fellas Here In A Brooder In My House--- But I Still Love Lookin At 'em When They're Babies--- They Are Cute. Congrats And Thanx For The Pic!
     

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