Help !!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hollybell, May 19, 2011.

  1. hollybell

    hollybell Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone please help me!! I had 23 egg in my incubater (first time!) 17 hatched on the 16th /17th and then they stopped due date was the 17th. Yesterday 18th, as I was adding water for humidity I heard one of the egg chip. it is still chipping !! can I do anything to help apart just hope that it hatches... PLEASE someone tell me what to do!! Thanks
    Holly
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I would just leave it alone. It will hatch if it is meant to be. Just wait it out and see how it goes.

    Best wishes and good luck!
     
  3. natchlaly

    natchlaly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would give the chick another couple of days as it may have been the later of the clutch to be layed and could very well hatch all by its self [​IMG]
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I had a clutch that was due to hatch on a Monday and they didn't start hatching till that Wednesday finishing up Thursday!! So anything can happen!!
     
  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    What should you do? Watch and wait! [​IMG]

    When an egg starts chirping, it'll be another 24 hours before it starts trying

    pip. It can take a while. I wouldn't recommend you help him out. If it is meant

    to be, he will hatch, if it's not- he won't. Keep us updated.

    Wishing y'all luck!
     
  6. hollybell

    hollybell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your advice !!! I'll let you know if more hatch ...Just one more thing , my incubater takes 25 eggs and everyone says don't open the door until the hatch is finished...I have open it every time I need to add more water also as there we around 8 /9 chicks hatched and they were knocking all the other eggs around and standing on the newly hatched as soon as they looked stronge and dry I moved them to a brooder ...is that ok? THANKS
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Try and get the water in the incubator when you have no pips, or put a wet

    sponge in there. Taking the chicks out once they are fluffy and dry is totally

    OK, but again - be sure there are no pips in other eggs when you open the

    incubator.

    Welcome to BYC By the way! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2011
  8. hollybell

    hollybell Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ..It's GREAT to talk with people that have done it before!!! By the way I'm in Italy and 14 of the chicks that hatched were eggs from my hens Valdarnese White and 3 Orpingtons ( 1 fawn,1 blue/grey and one black!!) given to me from friends that live in france!! so only one of my eggs so far hasn't hatched ..not bad ..!!! waiting on the orpingtons!! fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  9. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    [​IMG] for ya'!
     
  10. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Welcome to BackYard Chickens JeanBelknap! [​IMG]

    Keep us updated hollybell!
     

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