hatching chick panting in egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HarrietB, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. HarrietB

    HarrietB In the Brooder

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    my egg pipped a nose through at 9 this morning. its now nearly midnight and still only got a nose through. chick is still moving but appears to be panting and moving its tongue allot. no idea if this is normal, any help would be grand im getting a little anxious because the only progress that has been made all day is a little hole that the beak is peeking out of
     
  2. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chirping

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    what kid of egg is it? chicken, duck, goose?
    Depending on what it is, it can take up to 36 hours till it zips.
    I just had 2 ducks pip & sit for over a day before they started zipping. It takes alot of self control to not help :)but its best not to..
     
  3. chick-a-bee

    chick-a-bee In the Brooder

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    This sounds a lot like what I went through yesterday. I think try really hard not to open the incubator. What day are you on? Have you opened the incubator during the last three days? From what I have read, this is her resting time and it may take her a while to unzip the egg. Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  4. HarrietB

    HarrietB In the Brooder

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    it was a little dutch bantam egg. in the end I left her too it. But got up on the hour every hour to check on her progress. by 3 am she had hatched and was no longer panting! phew!!
     
  5. PinkFlamingoFrm

    PinkFlamingoFrm Chirping

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    yay! congrats!!
     
  6. chick-a-bee

    chick-a-bee In the Brooder

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    So glad!
     
  7. Boiled Octopus

    Boiled Octopus In the Brooder

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    Super news! I've got 7 Dutch bantams eggs in the process of hatching at the moment. Lots of little chirps.


    Dutchies are my favourites closely follwed by Sebrights :)
     

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