egg stopped tapping/ cheeping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HarrietB, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. HarrietB

    HarrietB Out Of The Brooder

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    i noticed at lunchtime today that my chick had moved into the airsack and was tapping the egg - its now 11 at night and it still hasnt pipped though the shell or even made a crack , im getting a little worried about it now :(
     
  2. HarrietB

    HarrietB Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry forgot to mention, its stopped tapping and cheeping also
     
  3. halacheff

    halacheff Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched 20 chicks 2 weeks ago, some of mine stopped cheeping for serveral hours but I would go back later and there was a chick
     
  4. djstrickland

    djstrickland New Egg

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    Don't give up on it; I had the same thing happen this summer. I broke the shell on two and they both wound up dying because I was too eager and wanted to speed up the process. I wouldn't break the shell just yet, give it a little longer before you give it a little help.
     
  5. HarrietB

    HarrietB Out Of The Brooder

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    well at 9 am this morning i say a few cracks in the shell and now we have one very little beak peeking through :)
     

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