HELP-- Need advice ASAP, Chicks rockin but no pips day 23

RoRoinGA

Songster
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
115
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NE GA
OK what do I do, could it be the shell is too hard for the chicks to pip through?? I had problems with humidity all along. Some are rocking so do i pip a little place for him to start?? I dont want to lose the whole bunch. Anybody have any suggestions.. Actually its still day 22 until 3:00 this afternoon. HELP
 

carriehelene

Songster
10 Years
Feb 9, 2009
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2
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Capital Region NY
Did you count the day you set them as day 1, or the next day? As long as they are rocking, don't interfere
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RoRoinGA

Songster
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
115
1
109
NE GA
I set them on 2/12 at 3:00. They went into lockdown on Tuesday past at 4:00. I just hope the shells aren't too hard.
 

Three Cedars Silkies

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 17, 2008
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85
283
Gainesville, Fl.
Can you hear them peeping? It could be that the temps were just a tiny bit low and they will be a couple of days late. If you can hear them peeping, then they have pipped the aircell. I imagine with them rocking (turning in the shell) that you should see some pips soon. Good luck and keep us posted.
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FortWorthChicks

Songster
10 Years
Nov 21, 2009
1,221
4
149
Fort Worth
My humidity went down on on day 21 and they rocked but could not get out on day 22. When I finally opened the bator to help it was too late. I would open it ... grab an egg with a warm moist towel and listen to see if you hear chirping... if so maybe help.
 

VredenburgS

In the Brooder
10 Years
Nov 15, 2009
99
0
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Reed City, MI.
RELAX....Take a breath and WAIT....easy to say right? LOL ....My last hatch I had one chick that waited untill day 26...no kidding...His name is "Lucky" Cause I almost threw him in the garbage ! No movement or pip or anything till day 26...went to candle the eggs that hadnt hatched and he had pipped on the bottom.....He is fine now. I have 5 healthy babies ! Rocking and cheeping is good sign....It's hard to be patient, but it's worth it ! Good luck!
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RoRoinGA

Songster
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
115
1
109
NE GA
Well I couldn't resist, that one was rocking for 2 days and I was afraid that he couldnt get out. I carefully pipped him myself leaving the membrane intact. It is very white. I did this st 12:00 and he is still rocking, I am hoping I gave him the help he needed. Another egg is rocking as well but no pips yet. Today is day 23 starting at 3 pm. I have not lost hope but if he could at least peep through. I am not patient and I know that mother nature takes her time for a reason but I cant seem to do anything else but stare. By the way, this is my first hatch and I have another incubater full due on 3/24. I even downloaded baby chicks chirping sounds and held it up to the bator, they seem to like that. I have lost my mind!

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Mom to 1 son serving his country, 1 daughter serving drinks, 1 eight yr old son, 3 dogs, 4 cats, a trio of Black copper marans, one lavender orpington and one black orpington. Oh yea, one wonderful husband who is building me a chicken coop the likes which you have never seen!!
 

RoRoinGA

Songster
9 Years
Feb 17, 2010
115
1
109
NE GA
I know I need to step away, I have got 12 eggs in that bator, I only saw 2 rocking, I pipped one and he is still rocking, it is day 23. My question is this, it seems to me that I did or didnt do something which affected the whole flock. If is was just 1 or 2 chickens that didnt pip yet I wouldnt be so concerned, but all of them?? I am not gonna look for a few hours, then we will see.
 

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