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Internal pip but no cheeping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickerchick, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. chickerchick

    chickerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was getting worried so I candled the egg and it looks like its internally pipped, (air sack is much larger and I can see a beak) but i've not heard any cheeping or chirping, should I be concerned?
     
  2. chickerchick

    chickerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Update: Can now hear cheeping but no external pip yet. How long before I should get worried?
     
  3. Pywakyt

    Pywakyt Out Of The Brooder

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    24 hours absolut minimum! If no others are chirping to give encouragement and you're that stressed about it you can tap on the shell lightly a few times to let them know there is someone there and waiting lol. But it is better to keep them in lockdown if possible
     
  4. chickerchick

    chickerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks very much. After 24 hrs should I start thinking about assisted hatching? Will my little egg have enough air for that long? I'm such a worrier! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pywakyt

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    Hmm I'd only assist in perhaps breaking a tiny hole in the shell into the air sac just to let some air in
     

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