Help and advice needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sharron123, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. sharron123

    sharron123 Just Hatched

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    Hi i have 6 eggs in incubator 3 have hatched and just waiting for them to dry off before removing them, problem is one of the unhatched eggs has a small bit of shell missing but the membrane still looks in tack and as gone white its at top of egg in middle the chick is chirping inside but im not sure if this is a pip or if one of the other chicks has done it, can or would the other chicks peck at the unhatched eggs
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Somtimes that happens. usually its a pip if its drying out you can wet it with a q-tip.
     
  3. sharron123

    sharron123 Just Hatched

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    Have wet the membrane an the chick broke a bit more off but nothing since the other egg is the same they are pecking only at where they have already done an not moving around to unzip should i be worried ,or how long should i give them before i start to worry they have been like this now for nearly 6 hours
     
  4. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    They have to absorb the yolk. It could take up to 24 hours , if they are not shrink wrapped,I would let them hatch on their own.
     

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