Egg Under Hen Externally Pipped - Should I Add Chripping Egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mj_n_peeps, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I checked on my hen and hatchlings just now and one of the eggs under mamma externally pipped. Would it make sense to put my chripping-but-not-yet-eternally-pipped egg under her?
     
  2. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    If you have one peeping, it is internally pipped. I would not move it.

    Maybe someone else can speak from experience of doing so & help more.
     
  3. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the input. Mom abaondoned the nest (batch two). Clearly her new hatchlings are a distraction. So I moved the newly pipped egg into my makeshift bator with my chripping egg that has now externally pipped! Both are chripping at somewhat regular intervals and some movement too!

    Fingers crossed!
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  5. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please let us know how it turned out.[​IMG]
     
  6. mj_n_peeps

    mj_n_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    The egg isn't very noisy, but the tapping is steady and quiet. I just checked in on it and it enlarged the pip so we shall see. Updates to follow shortly.
     

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