Lonely chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GiGi123, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. GiGi123

    GiGi123 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is day 20. One chick pipped today, zipped today and hatched. It is all alone in there. There is 3 others who have pipped but the chick that allready hatched is sleeping on top of them. How long will that chick be alone in there??

    Thank you

    Gigi
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    24 hours - - - the other piping ones should be out by then . . . .
    Your hatching is still early and could go on for 3 - 4 more days
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I had that happen to me with this hatch. One little Brahma X hatched 2 days early left him in for 26 hours than decided he was knocking the other eggs around too much so I put him in a brooder with a feather duster. Finally late last night the other started hatching I now have 17 in the brooder but poor little Solo was alone for 2 days and peeped all day and night.
     
  4. GiGi123

    GiGi123 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you!!

    8 more have hatched and they are all happily chirping and running around.

    Gigi
     

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