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Question! My egg was peeping eariler, but it hasn't peeped in a while

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Axie, May 6, 2007.

  1. Axie

    Axie Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Not a bad sign.
    If you could hear it peeping/cheeping, it has internally pipped.
    Has it externally pipped (made a hole in the shell)?
    Every stage is tough work for the chick and they may take (excrutiating, to us) rest breaks.
    You should see pips soon [​IMG]

    Good luck
    Lisa
     
  3. Axie

    Axie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the answer! It hasn't externally pipped yet, but when I rest my hand on it I feel it vibrate, and when I put my ear up close I hear a kind of crunching/grinding noise.
     
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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Be careful of the humidity now. I'd leave it in the bator and not take it out because if the humidity drops, you risk having the chick get stuck in there and not making it out. Good luck!
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, Do not open the incubator during the last 3 days unless it is absolutely necessary to add water. I add water with a straw through the hole in the top. Humidity is critical and the position the chick needs to be in can be interupted by moving it.
     

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