Help, I hear the chick inside of the egg but it won't externally pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bastian Secher, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Bastian Secher

    Bastian Secher In the Brooder

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    So yesterday at about dinner time i heard the egg chipring ever so slightly. I thought wow it's finally hatching! There is no external pip yet, but it sounds strong (It's been 14 hours since i first heard it). I dont now what to do so if anybody knows what to do, or if this is normal?
     
  2. DragonParadigm

    DragonParadigm Chirping

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    I’m in the same boat as you! It’s so scary.
     
  3. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    Yeah, it can take them awhile. Hatching is hard work.

    What are your temps and humidity? What kind of egg is it?
     
  4. Bastian Secher

    Bastian Secher In the Brooder

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    It is a silkie bantam egg my temps are about 97F 98F and humidity is around 60
    It is chirping like crazy
    you can also hear him tapping on the egg
     
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  5. Bastian Secher

    Bastian Secher In the Brooder

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    Do you think i'll need to do a safety hole or anything?
     
  6. Bastian Secher

    Bastian Secher In the Brooder

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    I think its shell is to thick
     
  7. AngieMaesChix

    AngieMaesChix Songster

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    I’d leave it be...hatching takes awhile sometimes a long time over 24 hours even after external pip..what day you on ?
     
  8. Bastian Secher

    Bastian Secher In the Brooder

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    21, soo yeah there's properly nothing to worry about, however it has pipped now. But it's upside down? does this effect it or?
     
  9. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Crowing

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    It pipped at the small end?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    If it's upside down turn the egg so the pip is to the side and closer to the top. Air cell must of been facing down instead of up..
     

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