I have a pip!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tadyergey, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

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    I have 6 eggs under a broodie and the first pip has occurred. What should I do? Go to bed and see what happens or periodically check on the eggs/chicks?

    Sorry for being a nervous dad...
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    go to bed and check in the morning
     
  3. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

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    I have water and food at the bottom of a ramp for the chicks... Will mamma lead them there after hatching or will I have to show them where it is?
     
  4. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    Yay! Go to bed and check in the AM, sometimes it can be up to 24-hrs after a pip before they actually hatch.
     
  5. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

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    Woke up this morning and the one that pipped, was half out of his shell, but didn't make it. Since then I have an americauna fuzzy and two other eggs that have pipped. (saw them when my broodies got up for breakfast and their morning constitution. Both of my broodies seem to be treating him well and there is no drama except for the little guy that died.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

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    So now 4 of the 6 have hatched including teh one that didn't make it. The second one hatched is very lethargic and can't hold his head up. It is still in the "fetal" position as it was in the egg. He only moves when the others step on him. I got him to drink a bit of sugar water but nothing seems to adding any pep to him. Thoughts?
     
  7. chickenreferee

    chickenreferee Chirping

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    Oh I'm rooting for the little guy while I wait for my broody's clutch to appear! Hope he makes it.
     
  8. tadyergey

    tadyergey In the Brooder

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    The final tally... 5 of 6 hatched and it appears the little guy/gal I was worried about rallied and seems to be doing fine.

    My 5 fuzzies:
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    The one I was worried about:
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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    Aw, so cute! Congrats [​IMG]
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    Super dooper cute [​IMG]
     

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