Peeping? But no pipping...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ehogye, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. ehogye

    ehogye Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi y'all,
    My chick (un-hatched) is under his mommy and has started peeping from in the egg, but hasn't yet made a pip hole. How long until he should pip? I am really worried that he may burst his air-bubble and die in the egg (i'm paranoid) and it's been a while since i've hatched some eggs under a hen, so I just need a refresher on what i'm supposed to do.. How long does it usually take for them to pip after they've started making noise? [​IMG]
     
  2. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

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    usually about 24hrs. Don't worry too much, momma knows best:) post pics when the little peeper makes it's appearance!!!!!
     
  3. ehogye

    ehogye Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright - So you don't think he's stuck? This is momma hen's fist time sitting on her eggs, and we did have a couple temperature mishaps.... But he sure does like to make a lot of noise in there! [​IMG]
     
  4. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's unlikely he's truly stuck. If you try to help him now you might end up either drying out the membrane, making him really stuck, or you might rupture the blood vessels that haven't closed off yet, which could mean he'd bleed to death. If he still hasn't pipped after 30 hours but you can still hear him you could always make a very small hole in the shell to provide more air, and then bump up the humidity in your bator so the membranes don't dry out too much.

    Hope he makes it out soon, though. Good luck!
     
  5. ehogye

    ehogye Out Of The Brooder

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    Not in the incubator - Under the mommy hen. I wasn't planning to help him out, unless of course after time I think he needs it, just needed some reassuring...! [​IMG]
     
  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    He isn't stuck. It can take up to 2 days, he should be fine.
     
  7. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just sit on your hands for a while and try not to drive yourself crazy.
    It's hard advice to take but it will be worth it [​IMG]
     
  8. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Do you have any idea how much I love saying "I'm with stoopid"? [​IMG] I get to say it again!
    I'm with stoopid [​IMG]
     
  9. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Is he still chirping? You have me all excited! I love waiting for babies to hatch!!! What king of chick is he going to be????
     
  10. ehogye

    ehogye Out Of The Brooder

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    Few! Ok! I think I can live now! I'll just be patient!
    He's my own special breed of chicken - a mutt!

    The rooster is a rhode island red/ polish, and I am unsure of the hen.... I think it may be from my Speckled sussex [​IMG] I'll be more sure when he's out!
     

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