one chick has pipped but nothing no chirps or anything from him

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenboy1993, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a brown leghorn chick that has pipped and he hasnt chirped in awhile so i picked the egg up to see if he was alive still and it chirped when i did so i carefully set it back down in there and he still hasnt done anything buts its only been a couple of hrs so do i give him more time or what
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    First thing.....you shouldn't be opening the bator to check on him....by doing that you've lowered the humidity and lessened the chances it will be able to hatch. It can take more than 24 hours from the time they pip to when they hatch...sometimes even longer.
     
  3. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i didnt have it open very long just to check it maybe took 10 seconds and i put water in it to in that amount of time
     
  4. jadell

    jadell Out Of The Brooder

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    You should leave it closed until they all hatch. I know it's hard, but your patience will pay off.
     

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