early pipping--WE HAVE A CHICK!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awhitfield627, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. awhitfield627

    awhitfield627 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never had any pip early! One was pipping yesterday at day 17, but I think it has died. I haven't seen any more movement or any sign that it is still alive in the egg. I have another pipping today and there were 5 more rocking and rolling yesterday. I am worried because it was early. Since they were moving I didn't turn them anymore after I saw the first pipping. I have heard 2 different things, don't turn after day 17, and don't turn after day 18. Which one is right? I've done this before, but usually it's textbook and I don't have any problems. The past 3 or 4 times I've incubated, either none hatched, or they died early. I'm almost ready to give up!
     
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  2. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you still have a great turn-out. Got my fingers crossed for you. [​IMG] Hopefully someone on here can give you some useful advice for your situation. Just don't give up!!! Try, try, try again. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    It's stop turning at day 18, or at first pip. If yours are pipping early, it's possible your temp was a little high.
     
  4. awhitfield627

    awhitfield627 Out Of The Brooder

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    And we have our first chick!!! Woo hoo!!!! The kids probably scared the poor little thing to death they were screaming so loud!!![​IMG]
    I have one more with a pip and two more rocking and rolling!!
     
  5. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Way to go! [​IMG]
     
  6. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if any more of your rockers have made it out? [​IMG] Congratulations on the first!!
     
  7. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats [​IMG] goo chickies
     
  8. awhitfield627

    awhitfield627 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 2 now!! [​IMG] Haven't seen any action in the rockers from last night, but it is only day 20. I'm still holding out for them![​IMG]
     
  9. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woo hoo!!!!
     
  10. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG... OMG!!! [​IMG] CHICKEN BABIES!!!!
    ]CHICKEN BABIES!!![​IMG]
     

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