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My chicks aren't moving

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrimeAndrea, Jun 2, 2017.

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  1. PrimeAndrea

    PrimeAndrea Hatching

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    My grandmother a chicken expert left me in charge of her chicks but I'm worried about some of them and I can't contact her. She had about 22 quail eggs and most of them have hatched naturally and without any complications. But 2 of the eggs are chipped and haven't moved on a while I don't know whether to intervene or give up on them.
     

  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    How long have they been like that? Sometimes it can take a while for them to get out. Its very tiring and there isn't a lot of room to move around in there.
     
  3. PrimeAndrea

    PrimeAndrea Hatching

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    5-7 hours I believe
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Crowing

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    Okay, I would give it more time. It can take a day or so sometimes. The main things you want to watch for is for it not to dry out, or one of the other babies to knock it so the hole is facing down. If it starts to cry very very loudly that usually means it needs help.
     

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