Late egg that I thought was dead started chirping...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sunshine0235, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Lebanon Ohio
    So my hatch day was Fri, the 13th. One egg hatched thursday, one hatched friday, and one hatched Saturday. Nothing else. I had poke holes in the air cell of the eggs Saturday night, and no movement in them. But I left them in there, humidity was not up at this point. So now that its Tuesday I went to go clean it out, and one egg is chirping, I can see the beak from where I poked a hole, but it hasn't started it own hole yet. I immediately ran and got water to up the humidity, but should there be anything else I should do? It doesn't look shrink wrapped from what I can tell.

    I know not to mess with it too much, but this was a big shock to me. When I was opening the ends, I touched it with the pin I was using to open them up, and no movement from any of them. But this chick is 4 days late, so any tips other than let nature take its course? It seems to be chirping pretty loudly.
  2. esme13

    esme13 Chirping

    Apr 22, 2014
    New York
    If the chirping just started i'd give it a chance to zip. if it doesnt just be prepared to help, maybe its deformed and can't poke out? I do remember reading something similar or perhaps its in an awkward position where it can't get it's neck out to zip. Go with your gutt.

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