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Hatching early help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bradybrady09, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

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    I have white silkie eggs in one of my incubators out of 20 eggs 11 are pipped and its only say 18 i can hear that peeping and see them moving the eggs are they going to die because they pipped so early??! ahhhhhhh
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont thinks so , but they could hatch a long time from now. they could pip then wait 24 hours or so till trying to zipp ect. I think you should let them take there time. I am shure someone that knows more then me will know. Good luck
     
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes bantam eggs do hatch early even if they are pipped now they might not hatch til tomorrow but they will be just fine, good luck enjoy your babies.
     
  4. bradybrady09

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    Thanks so much! just scared me because i have had them pip late before but never 3 days before they were supposed to
     
  5. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, just leave them alone and DO NOT OPEN THE INCUBATOR. Some of my birds hatched a little early, some on time, they were fine. Sometimes they pip and then go back to sleep a day and finish absorbing the yolk sac etc. if it is not time it is not time. Opening the incubator during the hatching process can shrink wrap them.

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  6. jonty

    jonty Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just had 2 hatch today and they were on day 18. They both look fine. Think like us humans, some come early, some come late.
     
  7. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, just like all the above posters said. Don't open the bator.
     
  8. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes forgot to add

    CONGRATS;)
     

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