Is it alive in there

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abgraves69, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woke up this morning to this. His beak was poking out, but not anymore. There is no movement or anything now(4hrs later). Is he still alive? Do I help?

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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    He may just be resting. Do you have any idea how long it has been since he pipped? If you can, try this; If you have a mobile device/laptop that you can use close to the incubator, go to youtube and find a video of chicks peeping and play it by the bator. IF he is just resting you should see reaction from him to the recorded peeping.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That's a pretty big hole, so I would think it's resting. These things can take the whole day. I think that when a chick pips into the air pocket or pips thru the egg, the pressure gradient changes inside the egg and the bird starts breathing and that's what causes the blood and yolk to be re absorbed by the chick. That length of time can vary.
     
  4. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how long. Last night around 5 there was no pip at all and then this morning there was this. Of course it's at the wrong end.
     
  5. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's dead. I just pulled it out and tapped it's little beak. No reaction at all.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Awe. Poor thing. Sorry to hear that.
     
  7. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm worried about the others. I haven't seen any pips. Day 20
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You still have time. Hopefully you'll see some today. What was your temp and humidity during incubation?
     
  9. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temp was right on the whole time. Humidity fuctuated a bit, but not too much. This is my thrid hatch and, I swear it's different every time. However I did just start hearing chirping from one of the other eggs.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yay!!
     

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