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Scared!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teacher_hawk, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. teacher_hawk

    teacher_hawk Out Of The Brooder

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    My classroom is hatching chick eggs and we are on day 13. I went out tonight to candle them and the most active chick was not moving. I'm scared that its not going to make it!
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sometimes they get so big they fill the shell too much to move. More often, you just didn't catch him/her awake!

    It's bit early to fill the shell, but don't worry, it will be fine! Happy Hatching vibes sent your way!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How often do you candle?

    I'm with some of the pros on here. I'm going to candle on day 8 and perhaps day 18... that's it.
     
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even the most active ones need to rest. They will have spells when you don't see movement, that's just them resting and growing. I wish you luck and hope that it's just resting. Keep us posted.

    Julie
     

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