If it was hatch day and there was no pip... what would you do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Webbigail, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Webbigail

    Webbigail Out Of The Brooder

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    I can see the baby moving around inside but no pip yet... Should I help?

    How long after internally pipping can babies last?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    no helping. They can hatch a day or two after hatch day if your temps are off. Case in point... I just fifteen minutes ago put some welsummer eggs in the hatcher. They did not look right, so I opened one. It was a live. I was going to toss them all, and after opening the one, I will just leave them in there and hope for the best in four or five days.
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Back away from the bator slowly!!!! DO NOT TOUCH!!!!! If you don't already, take up smoking (I am KIDDING!!!!!!). It will come when it gets ready. Day 21 is NOT a magic number. Deep breaths........
     
  4. Webbigail

    Webbigail Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just anxious I guess... and worried. It's my first hatch and I'm a nervous wreck. [​IMG]
     
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] LOL I agree with you on that one...only instead of smoking take up knitting! LOL [​IMG] You will have a blanket made in no time. [​IMG]


    Seriously, I have had chicks hatch as late as 26 days! I was going to clean out the bator and though...."well I will get is when I get home". (I was going to visit my mom at her camp site) I got there and my DH called and said "You are not going to believe this but....you have more chicks hatching!" I asked if he was kidding and then thought that it was a good thing I waited! Good luck, and be patient.....or go knit! LOLOLOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last few hatches in the bator never hatched on day 21. Usually it was day 22 or even 23 or 24. My broody hens usually hatch on day 20, so I guess it is due to bator temps. Don't start worrying yet, and resist the temptation to help until you are SURE there is a problem. Good luck!
     
  7. Webbigail

    Webbigail Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone!


    Lol, I'm seriously walking away now. I just found myself falling asleep watching the egg.
     
  8. wvsheila

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    I have a question-- On day 10 my electric went out over night I thought I lost them but lo and behold day 14 they were hopping around in there will mine run late because of the power outage? today is day 19 and I stopped turning.
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Quote:LOL been there, done that. [​IMG] When you feel your nose touch the bator you KNOW it is time to stop staring! LOL Don't worry, EVERY hatch freaks me out that bad!!! It just doesn't seem to get easier!!! LOL
     

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