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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ash123, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are on day 20 incubation and have been internally pipped for over 24 hours. I can see that they are alive when candling. I know I'm not suppose to candle them at this point but I had given up on them to be honest. I have incubated tons of chicks and have never had any take this long to pip. I can see it opening it's beak inside the air sac but no sound. At what point to I help? I have 6 in there and non have hatched yet. I have had an average of 99.5-100.5 the entire time. I'm not sure on humidity. I have just always kept the trays full with a wash cloth and sponge at the bottom and have never had a problem before. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not sure the duration between internal pip and external pip...especially on day 20.
    I'd advise to be patient...and while waiting read these 2 articles?

    Scroll down this article about 3/4 of the way.

    ......and this if you need to assist.
     
  3. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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