PIPPING AND ZIPPING

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lyz, May 12, 2009.

  1. Lyz

    Lyz Out Of The Brooder

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    HOW CAN YOU TELL THAT A CHICK HAS PIPPED THROUGH THE AIRSAC AND IS GETTING READY TO PIP THE EGG AND MEMBRANE? DONT WANT TO PITCH ANY THAT ARE STILL GOOD...AND DONT WANT TO OPEN THEM IF I SHOULD STILL GIVE THEM A CHANCE... [​IMG]
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    what day are you on?
     
  3. delsi64

    delsi64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know, but what I can say is WAIT. I just opened two up today on day 24 and they both died. I candled them and didn't see any movement and so I thought they were dead. I opened them up to see if I could find out how come they didn't hatch. To my surprise they were still alive on day 24. I am new to hatching and I am going to raise my temperature a little and wait until day 26 from now on. Seeing those two little chicks peep and then die was too sad for me. The advice I got was that I should have waited a couple more days and I agree. But I completely understand not wanting to throw them away if they are still alive.
     

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