How long should I wait? PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jesus freak, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chick that is still inside the egg started chirping last night at about 8:40 pm and its 3:40 pm now is it normal that it hasnt piped yet?
    I just candeled the egg and I cant see any movment is he/she alright?
     
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  2. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you stick an already hatched chick in there for chirping moral support? Sometimes it helps them get going. Or you can gently tap the egg. Gently!

    And I am going to say hands off! Just don't touch the egg. Being moved around is not going to help. Just sit on your hands.[​IMG]
     
  4. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tapedd on the egg gently and still nothing [​IMG]
    Should I try and help it out?
     
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  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well. If there is no pip, I would say no. But some have hatched out chicked successfully with help. But many chicks have died at the hands of a 'helper'. Sooo..... Your decision.
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    How are you tapping the egg if you are in lockdown? Rule #1 - do not open the incubator during lockdown [​IMG]

    There are a lot of strong opinions on this subject. I would not help.

    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  7. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to open the egg and I found the little guy dead [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thank you everyone who gave me suggestions
     

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