I hear cheeping but it's not even started to come out of the egg! What do i do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farm girl, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. farm girl

    farm girl Out Of The Brooder

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    I hear cheeping but it's not even started to come out of the egg! What do i do? Like 4 at-least, eggs have cheeping out but not even one hole in the eggs. I just noticed it today because some of the eggs are due today and tomorrow so i thought i should look. Oh, i forgot i welt them moving. So are they not ready, or they are ready to come out? What do i do? I have had to help some of them to come out but they had a little hole coming out. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Calm down and don't worry. Mine always cheep before they hatch or even pip the shell. They are just calling for there mother. Now would be the perfect time for you to talk back to them. Then when they do hatch they already know your voice!!
     
  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    The eggs can cheep for a day or two before ever pipping (making a small hole). The chick will then breathe and finish absorbing the yolk and blood vessels. This may take a day. DO NOT HELP TOO SOON! When they are ready, they will hatch. This is a stressful time but jumping the gun on helping can be fatal.
     
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  4. farm girl

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    but before when i incubated they died because they could not come out! [​IMG]
     
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    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, I am sorry to hear that. The general rule of thumb is this -after they pip what from 12-24 hours after they pip to assist in hatching. It is still risky but not as! Good Luck!
     
  7. farm girl

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    I helped it and it lived!
     
  8. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is excellent to hear!
     

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