really worried about my eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its day 20 for 1 of my eggs and day 19 for the other 2 . Im really woried because they have been growing fine and moving around but about yesterday they 2 of the chickes have broken into the aircell and parts of the chick are inside and they havent moved for 24 hours! im so scared is this normal ??
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Try to wait for the twenty second day is my advice. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
  3. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im still really worried [​IMG]!
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't understand--how do you know they've broken into the air cell? And what do you mean by "parts of the chick are inside"?

    It is totally normal for chicks to break through the air cell and then rest for a day or two before pipping through the external shell.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding the problem, I wouldn't worry yet. They'll probably be just fine. Just be sure to keep the incubator closed so you don't mess up the humidity. Good luck!!
     
  5. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im hoping thet are just resting but what i ment was that they had bnroken it and i can see like their head and body moving up higher into the egg , sorry if i confused you [​IMG]
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    if you can hear any sound loud enough or movement and they're okay, but i suggest you (with high risk of killing them) to help a little by open a little more shell to see if they're being helped by that. that's as many people last resort if they can't make it through.

    good luck with them and you.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any pips yet?
     
  8. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no pips yet [​IMG]
     
  9. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i craked the top of one and used a warm q-tip to poke him and no response? is he dead???
     
  10. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is no response, then yes, he most likely is dead. What breed is it? What are your temps/humidity? Is he shrink-wrapped? I will guess that he is, if you have been opening the 'bator to check on them. [​IMG] That sucks the humidity out, making the chick shrink-wrapped inside the membrane and shell.

    ~Cherlyn
     

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