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Help - Emergency!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenGRAFFITI, May 26, 2011.

  1. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my silkies were sitting on a clutch of eggs together. There were 3 eggs that did not hatch and it had been 5 days since the last chick hatched. I took the 3 eggs out the day before yesterday and set them on the counter. Now I hear peeping from one of them and it is loud. I feel Horrible!!! What should I do? Do I crack it open to get it out? and if so how do I do that? I am worried I changed the egg environment and it wont be able to break through. The egg has not pipped. Do I just put it back under another hen? I have another silkie that is broody.

    Please help!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just did the same thing, i would say if you have another hen sitting do that or put it in an incubator. Mine just hatched out about 45 minutes ago.
     
  3. cowmilker1958

    cowmilker1958 New Egg

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    Put it in a warm place and see if it will peck it's way out. If not, you might need to help it a little.
     
  4. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just did the same thing, i would say if you have another hen sitting do that or put it in an incubator. Mine just hatched out about 45 minutes ago.

    Thank you. The only reason I am freaking out is that it has not pipped yet and I am wondering if it possibly can. Its Peeping sounds very much like a distress call.
     
  5. chickenGRAFFITI

    chickenGRAFFITI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How would I go about cracking it? Have you ever done that?
     
  6. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just did the same thing, i would say if you have another hen sitting do that or put it in an incubator. Mine just hatched out about 45 minutes ago.

    Thank you. The only reason I am freaking out is that it has not pipped yet and I am wondering if it possibly can. Its Peeping sounds very much like a distress call.

    Well i'm far from any expert, but having just hatched one under the very same circumstances i can say this...mine was put in the faux-bator tuesday eve after being on the counter for nearly 12 hours and out of the nest for who knows how long, Mine finally pipped yesterday morning and it took just around 24 hours for it to start zipping. He/she did perfectly fine on its own.
     
  7. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Quote:How would I go about cracking it? Have you ever done that?

    Poke a very tiny hole int eh air sack end of the egg and slowly chip away until you can see the baby. That will give it enough air to rest and go at it again on it's own. IF YOU GET BLOOD STOP IMMEDIATELY!
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I would say if you can put it under another hen at night that is your best chance for it to hatch. I just last week helped a chick hatch I said never again but I did. After feeding it and taking care of it for the week it still died yesterday.
     
  9. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How would I go about cracking it? Have you ever done that?

    Poke a very tiny hole int eh air sack end of the egg and slowly chip away until you can see the baby. That will give it enough air to rest and go at it again on it's own. IF YOU GET BLOOD STOP IMMEDIATELY!

    It may not be ready yet....leave it alone and keep an eye on it, i was suprised when mine pipped as i didnt know the exact hatch date. Many veterans on this "sit on your hands", Although i wanted this chick to hatch so badly, i promised myself i would not intervene, natural selection is mother natures way of having the strongest survive to produce more strong genetics.
     
  10. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    hey, all i did was answer his question. And there are plenty of "veterans" on here who don't know near as much as they'd like people to believe.

    OP, it's your call to help or not.
     

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