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Egg stopped chirping and moving

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tamanda003, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    Around 3 o'clock an egg began to pip. By 4 it was furiously zipping around the shell. It seemed very strong and was chirping the whole time. All of a sudden it stopped about 2.5 hours later. It made it half way around already. No movement, no chirping. What should I do?

    The membrane seems opaque where the shell has come off. Humidity was about 65, but is now up to 70. One spot of the membrane seems red inside.

    I know it can take a while and maybe it is tired, but with no movement or sound I am worried. :(
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2015
  2. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what to tell you except maybe it wasn't quite ready and it's giving itself a rest. Anytime mine have pipped it takes between 12-24 hours for it to start zipping, so maybe it needs to finish absorbing the blood. Is there a way you can post a pic?
     
  3. Chickgirl3

    Chickgirl3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't worry, I've been hatching chicks for a couple years, and most of them do this. In fact, mine usually stop several times before they get to the half way point. It takes a lot of hard work for them to hatch, so they take breaks. The chick is probably sleeping for a bit, and will start up again when it's ready. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  4. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    I was concerned because I had a previous egg that the membrane suffocated it. I was so concerned because I was able to see breathing and then not. I peeled back a few pieces of the egg shell. The chick was dead. Head in it's abdomen, beak slightly open. I am not sure how this happened so fast. One minute it was fine- the next not!
     
  5. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I get worried I tap the incubator just enough to wake them up to see movement then leave them alone. I'm hopeless.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I play videos of chicks peeping next to the bator....lol
     
  7. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So how did it go?
     
  8. tamanda003

    tamanda003 New Egg

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    It didn't make it. :( Not sure what could of happened.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Sometimes they just aren't strong enough to hatch.
     
  10. Dcat

    Dcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, I'm sorry.
     

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