First pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slhinds, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. slhinds

    slhinds New Egg

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    I'm hatching 11 chickens in a homemade incubator. Today is day 20. I noticed one external pip today at 4pm. Three hours later nothing more it's the same size... Is this normal or cause for concern?!! I'm definitely a nervous "momma"... Day 21 seems to be taking FOREVER!!
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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  3. slhinds

    slhinds New Egg

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    Okay so now I have another question. I have what I think to be splay leg on a chick. However instead of going out to the side it's legs stick out too far infront and it just flails them up and down (like we would kick our legs to swim) and can't get them underneath. Do I Ned to hobble?
     

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