im soo scared , i think they internally piped but nothings happening?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i see dark a dark triangle and slashes in the air cell and its day 20 , i see no rocking or hear chirping or nothing are they dead , are they even internally piping whats going on .......
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Why can you see into the air cell on day 20.... You shouldn't be candling then. You shouldn't be opening the bator then. The drop in humidity can dry out the membrane so it's too tough for them to break or dry an already pipped chick to the side of the shell so it can't move. Entire hatches can be lost by opening the bator after day 18. All you can do is make sure your humidity is correct and wait. Majority of my hatches have been silent. No peeping and no rocking eggs until a chick is out. Even after they've pipped I rarely hear or see anything until the first one hatches and starts screaming it's head off about being alone.
     

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