how long after external pip does the chick hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Finge, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Finge

    Finge Chirping

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    This is my first time incubating, I have a chick ready to hatch, it's externally pipped, and I saw it's beak at 11: am, it's 11 pm with no progress. I'm getting worried that something might be wrong, as they didn't have the greatest start, or ending either. My power has been going out this week frequently, and sometimes I lock it down to tight and it got way too hot, would this cause problems the last 2 days?

    The chick is moving a bit, but the membrane is hardening, the chick is still cheeping.
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Crowing

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    If there hadn't been any temperature or humidity changes then I would suggest waiting, but because of the fluctuations I would suggest assisting the chick. Nothing extreme, just start the ring, being careful to watch for veins. If the chick bleeds at all then put it back and let it rest. It may get out on it's own or need further help. The most important thing is making sure you don't fully let the chick out before it has absorbed the yolk and disconnected from the blood vessels or it will bleed badly and possibly get an infection.
     
  3. Finge

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    okay, the moment I started working on the shell, the chick started cheeping more loudly, should I stop and wait, or continue?
     
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  5. kat salamon

    kat salamon Chirping

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    The first hatch is always so nerve racking. I haven't helped any hatch. All mine that started finished. I would have helped if they needed it but I know you have to be really careful that the inside of the egg is dried up and absorbed or they will bleed out. Good luck!
     
  6. Finge

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    I can't tell if the chick has absorbed the insides or not. The beak keeps opening and closing like it's eating, is it safe to assume that it's absorbing the yolk? Not sure about the blood vessels or not.
     
  7. kat salamon

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    When my were hatching and I was nervous I googled it and it can take up to 24 hours. I had a few that were about 11 or 12 hours which was so nerve wracking! So I would say wait unless you feel there is a problem. You can do more harm then good.
     
  8. kat salamon

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    Sorry, just read about your power problems. Maybe open up the hole just a little bit and see if you can see any of the inside vessels and go from there
     
  9. Finge

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    i'm not sure what im looking for, it doesn't look like they've been absorbed.
     
  10. GitaBooks

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    Chicks never FULLY absorb their blood vessels, even when they hatch naturally and you look in the egg you see what's left. However, there shouldn't be bleeding around the top where the chick is pecking.
    The chick will open and close it's beak, it's how they get ready to hatch and is natural. : )

    How is it doing this morning? Did it get out on it's own or need help?
     

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