I have a chick yeah *pics added*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelley, May 21, 2008.

  1. shelley

    shelley Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick that has piped isnt zipping its just trying to push through the hole it has made, that isnt right is it?

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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    How long has it been pipped? It can take a few days to unzip. Its hard work, and they will take many breaks, to rest.
     
  3. shelley

    shelley Out Of The Brooder

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    Started peeping last night and piped this morning im in england so it 9.30pm here so ive been waiting all day sorry im sooooo impatiant.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, they will typically make the hole a little larger before they start progressing around the shell. They can take anywhere from 6-48 hours to fully emerge from the egg. As long as you don't open the incubator and have proper temp/humidity you should be just fine.

    Jody
     
  5. shelley

    shelley Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to help this morning the chick wasnt moving and it wasnt peeping, im so glad I did as the membrane was white and really dry I have taken some shell of and put it back in the incubator.

    The stress of it all [​IMG]

    But I love it [​IMG]

    Thank you Fowl Weather Friends for the great info on helping.
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea its best to duck tape the bator and go rent an arm load of dvd's. [​IMG] We all seem to get in a fizz when they start! [​IMG]
     
  7. shelley

    shelley Out Of The Brooder

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    The pip

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