It has stopped peeping!! updatepage 3 pics too!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenpiedpiper, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, egg is under broody hen, after having spent most of its time in an incubator (long story) it was due to hatch on the 5th, now it is peeping constantly, since last night, and you can feel it tapping, but it has not broken a hole yet!! How long do we wait to help, and when we do help, what do we do? I have never assisted before!!

    All advice is needed, please help!!

    thanks!

    Edited, I just listened to it, and I cant hear any peeps anymore!! Have we waited too long!!

    Please HELP!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  2. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please? anyone know of another thread anything?
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Since I've never had eggs hatch I can't help, but just wanted to say that I hope this one gets out of there and is okay.
     
  4. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patience grasshopper,

    If it didn't pip yet, it's not ready. No noise means it's propbably resting. Lot of work hatching. Good Luck!!
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
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    [​IMG] Patience grasshopper... [​IMG]
     
  6. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.

    I have used the search link and gotten lots of information on how to help the chick after it has 'piped' which I assume is when they make thier first hole, but what if they havent made a hole?

    Where do I make the first hole? When? I cant stand that this little guy is just fading right here in my hands, and I dont know when to help!
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

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    this is the most work this chick has done in his whole life,, he needs a break every once in a while [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenpiedpiper

    chickenpiedpiper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i second that [​IMG]
    this is the most work this chick has done in his whole life,, he needs a break every once in a while [​IMG]

    For how long? If he is already a day late..... he is the only viable egg in the clutch, the other one hatched new years day.... Momma is getting ansy, on and off the nest......

    My patience is wearing as thin as hers!!
     
  9. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't pip the egg.......if conditions weren't quite right, it will be late.

    The more you get involved, the better the chance you could kill it. He'll pip when he's ready. And if not, it wasn't meant to be.
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:i second that [​IMG]
    this is the most work this chick has done in his whole life,, he needs a break every once in a while [​IMG]

    For how long? If he is already a day late..... he is the only viable egg in the clutch, the other one hatched new years day.... Momma is getting ansy, on and off the nest......

    My patience is wearing as thin as hers!!

    since you started in a bator,, then moved it under her,, even with a running "switch" i would expect it to be a day or 2 late.
    ive never used a broody,, but would think if she's off it, she might know it will still be a day or so , ive heard chicks 2 days before they hatch in the bator.
     

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