Is it possible? HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Is it possible for a chick to start cheeping when it hasnt even pipped or brocken the egg? Or must it have brocken some of the egg for me to be able to hear it cheep. The reason why I am asking is because, I keep hearing one of my egg chirping!, I not exactly sure which agg but there are no sighs of pip. Maybe it piped on the part of the egg thats sitting on the wire.
     
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  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Yes it is possible to hear them chirp before they crack the shell. It won't be long!!![​IMG]

    jackie
     
  3. biretta

    biretta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkelovr, yes, it is possible. I've read about that happening with chicks still in the egg, about to hatch, and have experienced it with parakeets and finches when I used to breed them. I'd be concerned if it went on too long without seeing any evidence that the chick is starting to chip away at the shell. (How close to expected hatch date is this egg?) In that case, you may have to give it some (very careful) help. I had had to do this with finch eggs before. Good luck!
     
  4. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I will I help it, if it hasnt even piped The chick is chirping alot and the egg is wiggle but im afraid it will run out of air what should I do?
     
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I need to know now people what should I do I didnt wast 21 days for this chick to die!
     
  6. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

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    If you must help it take a tack or pin and push a little hole in the top where the air cell is, that way it will have air. And than just let it be. If theres no improvemnt by tonight than I would help a little.
     
  7. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Where is the air cell at the large end or small end, the last time I used a pin on a egg it cracked.
     
  8. biretta

    biretta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, just saw your new post. Yes, like Katelyn said puncture the air hole with a pin. If I can remember, if you do need to help it out, I VERY carefully started a tiny hole with a blunt safety pin or other fine tip that's not too sharp in the middle of the egg, mid way from tip to blunt end of egg. Then very carefully without pushing pieces into chick work away at tiny bits in a circle around the egg's circumference, as how it would hatch, eventually leaving 2 shell halves. The chick's body may be stuck to shell, so use a bit of warm water to loosesn. It has been 20 years since i did this as a teenager, but this is how i remembered having done it . good luck
     
  9. biretta

    biretta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    air cell is at blunt , large round end
     
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  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Explained it pretty wel, but it must not be coming through to me what if I take the pin and do that and punture the membrane, the guy has been chirping for about 3 hours, Im afraid he will not pip, I took the egg out and think I heard him taping at the egg, I think he might not be strong enought to get the egg open as it is a very large and hard egg.
     

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