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Peeping chick but no movement.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GeorginaM, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. GeorginaM

    GeorginaM New Egg

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    Hi, my chick has been under a chicken for 21 days and is yet to hatch. It has peeped today but has now stopped moving and it has been 20 hrs. This morning I quickly looked under there and it was moving, now no movement at all...
    What should I do?? I'm worried that I made the egg go cold...
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I see you have posted in the incubating section, hope you got lots of help there. When chicks are getting ready to hatch they don't constantly move. They have periods of rest as hatching is a very tiring experience for them. Also 21 days is just a guide and they can sometimes take longer to hatch. For me as your egg is under a hen I would just leave it be and let nature take its course. Fingers crossed you have a fluffy little chick by now.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Any new development on the chick? Hope all turns out well, keep us posted!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Georgina, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community. Hope your hatch works out okay! :jumpy
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
     

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