Pheasant egg intervention question .

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by JimnJanet, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 of my 18 eggs are pipped. 2 started over 11 hours ago. One of those 2 is showin progress tho very very little and one is showing none. Should i intervene with the one showing no progress?
    2 began to pip in the past jist over 5 hours ago. Again, one shows little progres and the other none so far. Is intervention required here?
    Or, do pheasant chicks take a looonnng time to hatch out ?
    Thanx, Jim
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Just like chicks, I'd say give them at least 24 hours to try to get out. I think intervention is often worse than leaving them be.
     
  3. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx sc, after watchin 1 give up and die during piping i went and assisted two others.That was 4 hours ago..so far so good. In fact, i jist went and checked on'em again.One was pretty weak and it jist laid on it's side and seemed to be gasping for air. Just now i watched it stand up and "peep peep". [​IMG]
    God willing i will be able to post an "all is well " tomorrow morning.
     

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