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Please help me!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SpeckledHenFrms, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. SpeckledHenFrms

    SpeckledHenFrms New Egg

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    This is my second hatch and I have kept the temperatures and humidity at the right levels and turned my eggs with an automatic turner... It seemed to me like everything was perfect but today is day 22 and still no pips!! I can hear some of the chicks peeping from time to time but not a single pip!! Helpppppp
     
  2. Pinky Macgyver

    Pinky Macgyver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty new to this but from what I've read, it could be a couple of things and still be ok. Were your temps on the lower end? Did you store them for a while before setting? Both can make it take longer I think.

    I hope everything is ok. Good luck!
     
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  3. SpeckledHenFrms

    SpeckledHenFrms New Egg

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    Thanks! I got some through the mail so that could be why they're a little late, temps may have run low... As long as my babies come out healthy!!!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Candle the eggs to see if they pipped internally and while you are at it, mark the shell where the air sac is with a pencil, so you know where the chicks are. If you don't see any internal pips hold them against your ear and tap them. They'll respond by squirming if they're alive in there. They may need help to hatch, so I want you to sit down and read this article carefully before you do anything, O.K? This article will tell you exactly what to do and what to look for:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    Best of luck and let us know how the hatch goes!
     
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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    your def at the candle tap stage this is a paste from the article..... follow step by steps in the article


    CANDLE & Tap!
    Candle and look for an internal pip. Pencil mark the air cell,
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    Below is what an internal pip it looks like.
    The beak is thrust through the inner membrane into the air cell.


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    Tap with your fingernail GENTLY on the air cell and hold to your ear, Can you hear a peep?
     
  6. SpeckledHenFrms

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    Thanks!! Will opening the incubator kill them?
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    you need to check on them at this point.... just take out and quickly candle and tap.... DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE??? you may need to help if internally pipped and or chirping
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    X2 Read the article and good luck!
     

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