Pipped in middle, zipped and stopped

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joship, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Joship

    Joship Hatching

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    Help! My first batch and this little chick pipped 24 hours ago, on day 23 we think, but we did have a problem with the incubator in the first 2 days so it might be day 21 officially....
    It pipped in the middle, then zipped, a little bit further round. It's now been sat with this hole which was made by 3am, slightly enlarged by 8am and now has stayed the same size.
    We can hear cheeping, it responds to us cheeping or singing, but I'm worried as nothing has changed. I don't want to assist prematurely, and don't really know too much about what to do except follow instructions... but it's now about 27 hours since the first pip.
    Does any wise person have some advice for us? IMG_20180830_183416.jpg
    Thank you
     
  2. ChickensAndYoga

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    I would not worry. Especially since you saw progress at 8 and chick is responsive. Sometimes they rest a good while before their final spin.
     
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  3. Joship

    Joship Hatching

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    Thank you so much... we're hanging in there!
     
  4. Joship

    Joship Hatching

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    Please keep us updated! When we arent watching our own hatches we are watching everyone elses!
     
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  6. Joship

    Joship Hatching

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    Hatched, with assistance. Now lying (exhausted?) on the floor of the incubator. Do I need to do anything for it? A little buff orpington... :)
     

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    Awww!! Just keep an eye. Mine usually rest for an hour or so with spurts of embarrassingly erratic attempts at walking lol If you see shivering or shes not up and drying in a couple hours, then I'd intervene
     
  8. Joship

    Joship Hatching

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    She's not up, can't seem to lift her head properly which is at what looks like a rather odd angle, she pushes herself up and kind of rolls around and I think she might be shivering. Do you have any advice/links on whether to intervene... or is it kinder to just let nature take its course? Meanwhile, can I just thank you for all your amazing help so far!
     

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  9. ChickensAndYoga

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    Poor thing still looks soaked. Time to move her. Dry her well with a towel and put her in the warm brooder. You can give her an old stuffed animal til her friends come or a feather duster.
     

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