How do you know if a chicken egg is dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rukayasophia, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. rukayasophia

    rukayasophia Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm hatching some chicks under my broody hen and I went to go check for hatchling when I found a chick I thought was hatching to not be moving. I brought in inside and removed some of the shell (it is still has membrane still on) I can't hear chirping and theres no movement. I'm pretty sure that it has died but I can't be sure so I've put it in the incubator and I keep checking it but nothings happening. I don't what to do. Can someone help me :(
     
  2. rukayasophia

    rukayasophia Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the egg
     
  3. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im no expert, but usually you can hear them piping or peeping when they are in the shell so if you hear no sound now that is not a good sign. I would try and pull more of the shell off, but i would think it is likely dead? :(
     
  4. rukayasophia

    rukayasophia Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah i think so too :( thanks though
     

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